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Health and safety fines bulletin | 6 October 2021

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A round-up of recent fines and costs resulting from health and safety related incidents.

Construction company fined after worker suffered multiple fractures

Injury: Fractured left tibia and fibula and ankle, a fractured right clavicle, seven fractured ribs, pulmonary contusion and fractured vertebrae
Fine: £570,000
Entity: Britcon (UK) Ltd
Legislation: Section 3 (1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £40,054.68
Source: HSE, 28th September 2021

Recycling company fined for poor health and safety management

Injury: None; fine for poor management of health and safety
Fine: £200,000
Entity: Iver Recycling (UK) Limited (failed to appear at hearing)
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 
Costs: £7,125.72 plus victim surcharge of £170
Source: HSE, 16th September 2021

Company fined after worker crushed at coal face

Injury: Significant crush injuries, large pelvic haematoma and a three spinal fractures.
Fine: £100,000 (found guilty)
Entity: Three D’s Mining Ltd
Legislation: Section 2 (1) and Section 3 (1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and Regulation 3 (1) of the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999.
Costs: None awarded; company entering administration
Source: HSE, 10th September 2021

Recycling worker sustains serious injuries to leg in machine incident

Injury: Serious crush injuries to right leg
Fine: £75,000 (found guilty)
Entity: Accoil Paper Recycling Limited
Legislation: Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £7,706
Source: HSE, 20th September 2021

Sports nutrition supplier in court after worker loses fingers

Injury: Three fingers of their right hand severed
Fine: £70,000
Entity: Applied Nutrition Ltd
Legislation: Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £4,551.10
Source: HSE, 29th September 2021

UPVC manufacturer fined after worker suffered life changing injuries

Injury: Double broken pelvis, a broken and dislocated left arm, broken ribs left and right side, punctured lung, broken scapula, double broken clavicle, double fractured jaw, fractured cheekbone which involved the eye socket, and two trapped vertebrae in the back of neck.
Fine: £30,000
Entity: Solarframe Limited
Legislation: Section 2 (1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £5,346
Source: HSE, 21st September 2021

Engineering company fined after employee suffered serious injuries

Injury: Left foot was severed in the incident and a further portion had to be surgically amputated. His right foot could not be saved and was later surgically removed
Fine: £25,000
Entity: D Copeland Engineering Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: None reported
Source: HSE, 30th September 2021

School trust fined after failing to control the disease risk from animals

Injury: Fine for failing to control the risk to humans from infectious diseases carried by animals.
Fine: £20,000
Entity: The Spencer Academies Trust
Legislation: Sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £7,304.10 and a victim surcharge of £170
Source: HSE, 4th October 2021

Care provider fined for failing to manage risk of service user

Injury: Fine for failing to manage risk
Fine: £20,000
Entity: The Action Group
Legislation: Sections 2(1) and 33(1)(c) of The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and Regulation 3(1)(a) of The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Costs: None reported
Source: HSE, 22nd September 2021

Contractor fined after employee falls from scaffolding

Injury: Ten fractured ribs, a fractured shoulder and a collapsed lung.
Fine: £18,000
Entity: TA Knox Shopfitters Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £4,623
Source: HSE, 24th September 2021

Doncaster engineering company fined after worker diagnosed with occupational asthma

Injury: Workers exposed to metal working fluid
Fine: £15,000
Entity: Lantern Engineering Ltd
Legislation: Section 2 (1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £7,500
Source: HSE, 23rd September 2021

Company fined after employee’s hand injured in machinery

Injury: Crush injuries to hand
Fine: £12,000
Entity: Harbro Limited
Legislation: Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, Regulations 11(1) and (2) and the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Section 33(1)(c)
Costs: None reported
Source: HSE, 22nd September 2021

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