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Health and safety fines bulletin: 8 August 2018

Health and safety fines

In decreasing fine order

Hertfordshire company fined for dangerous gas installations

Injury:  None; fine for dangerous gas installation
Fine: £466,660
Entity: Dimension Data Advanced Infrastructure Ltd
Legislation: Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £11,548.68
Source:  HSE, 10 July 2018


Two companies fined after worker suffers life-changing head injury

Injury:  Life-changing head injury
Fine: £200,000 (Kier)
£30,000 (JHH)
Entity: Kier Facilities Services Ltd
JHH Engineering Ltd
Legislation: Section 3(1) of Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Kier)
Section 2(1) of Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (JHH)
Costs: £5,923.72 (Kier)
£5,967.12 (JHH)
Source:  HSE, 9 July 2018


Welsh dairy company fined after worker injured

Injury:  serious burns to 27% of body
Fine: £200,000
Entity: Tomlinson’s Dairies Limited
Legislation: Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £4,267.20
Source:  HSE, 11 July 2018


Frutarom (UK) Ltd fined after two health and safety breaches

Injury:  2016 incident: hydrogen sulphide was released
2017 incident: worker lost four fingers
Fine: £60,000 (2016 incident)
£100,000 (2017 incident)
Entity: Frutarom (UK) Ltd
Legislation: Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (2016 incident)
Section 3(1) of Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (2017 incident)
Costs: £5,603.90 (2016 incident)
£3,992.51 (2017 incident)
Source:  HSE, 26 July 2018


West Midlands haulage firm prosecuted after worker killed

Injury:  Death
Fine: £150,000
Entity: Tooles Transport Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety At Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £253,728.07
Source:  HSE, 27 July 2018


Manufacturer fined after two killed by spray-booth explosion

Injury:  Two workers killed
Fine: £145,000
Entity: Harford Attachments Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and Regulation 6(4)(f)(i) of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations 2002
Costs: £65,900
Source:  HSE, 27 July 2018


Shell UK fined after technician struck by cylinder

Injury:  Severe injuries
Fine: £60,000
Entity: Shell UK Limited
Legislation: Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: None reported
Source:  HSE, 3 August 2018


North West company fined after two workers fall from height

Injury:  One of the workers injured their ankle while the other suffered permanent nerve damage to the face
Fine: £56,000
Entity: PJ Livesey Living Space (North) Ltd
Legislation: Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £7262.16
Source:  HSE, 13 July 2018


East Midlands company fined after worker injures hand

Injury:  Severe injuries to a number of his fingers.
Fine: £50,000
Entity: CPS Flexible Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £8,825
Source:  HSE, 11 July 2018


Construction firm and director fined for safety breaches

Injury:  None; fine for  failure to comply with a prohibition and improvement notice
Fine: £37,500
Entity: Awad (UK) Ltd
Legislation: Regulation 6(3) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and Section 21 and 22 of the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £10,000
Source:  HSE, 2 August 2018


North Yorkshire company fined after contractor falls from height

Injury:  Injuries included broken bones in the left ankle
Fine: £32,000
Entity: Duncan Plumbing Heating and Electrics Ltd
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £2,424.60
Source:  HSE, 1 August 2018


West Midlands manufacturing company fined after worker crushed

Injury:  Dislocated shoulder and fractured arm
Fine: £14,000
Entity: Global Displays Limited
Legislation: Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £ 1,179
Source:  HSE, 19 July 2018


Local authority fined after child suffers chemical burns

Injury:  Chemical burns
Fine: £12,000
Entity: Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar
Legislation: Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £6,000
Source:  HSE, 24 July 2018


North West trailer manufacturing company sentenced after worker injured

Injury:  Four spinal fractures, a broken left scapula, a broken rib and wounds to head, shoulder, and ankle.
Fine: £12,000
Entity: Meredith and Eyre Limited
Legislation: Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £1,745.16
Source:  HSE, 26 July 2018


Yorkshire company fined after worker sustains chemical burns

Injury:  Chemical burns to right underarm and back.
Fine: £10,300
Entity: Humber Fabrications (Hull) Ltd
Legislation: Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Costs: £2,214.10
Source:  HSE, 16 July 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.