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Health and safety fines bulletin: 7 November 2018

A round-up of recent fines and costs resulting from health and safety related incidents. For further information on any of these matters please contact Andrew Sanderson or Elliott Kenton of our Health and Safety Group.

Health and safety fines

In decreasing fine order

Director jailed and Liverpool company fined after worker killed

Injury:  Death
Fine: £700,000
Entity: Gaskell’s (North West) Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £99,886.57
Source:  HSE, 29 October 2018


South Yorkshire manufacturing company fined after worker suffers hand injuries*

Injury:  Amputated finger and impact damage to a second finger
Fine: £275,000
Entity: Symmetry Medical Sheffield Limited t/a Tecomet
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £1,237
Source:  HSE, 11 October 2018


Yorkshire company fined after worker killed

Injury:  Death
Fine: £233,334
Entity: Woodlands Homecare Ltd
Legislation: Section 2 (1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £21,620
Source:  HSE, 23 October 2018


Brick manufacturer fined after worker seriously injured in machinery incident*

Injury:  Severe injuries
Fine: £200,000
Entity: Forterra Building Products Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £7529.11
Source:  HSE, 11 October 2018


Council fined after obvious risk to employees ignored

Injury:  broken ribs
Fine: £185,000
Entity: Hull City Council
Legislation: Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Costs: £44,442.71
Source:  HSE, 22 October 2018


Company and sub-contractor fined after worker seriously-injured

Injury:  Life-changing injuries
Fines: £100,000 (Anders Development)
£200,000 (J A Ball)
Entities: Anders Development Limited
J A Ball Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) and Section 3(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Anders Development)
Regulation 13(1) of The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (J A Ball)
Costs: £2,720 (Anders Development)
£2,744 (J A Ball)
Source:  HSE, 22 October 2018


Energy company fined after worker injured*

Injury:  Fractured wrist
Fine: £66,000
Entity: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Ltd
Legislation: Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £10,106.38
Source:  HSE, 11 October 2018


Merseyside company fined after worker injured by machinery

Injury:  Two of fingers severed.
Fine: £50,000
Entity: Grahams Cartons Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £8,554
Source:  HSE, 25 October 2018


Company and director sentenced after resident injured*

Injury:  Multiple fractures and damage to liver
Fine: £22,000
Entity: ChristalClearProperties Ltd
Legislation: Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £4,782.72
Source:  HSE, 8 October 2018

A round-up of recent fines and costs resulting from health and safety related incidents. For further information on any of these matters please contact Andrew Sanderson or Elliott Kenton of our Health and Safety Group.

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