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Health & Safety Fines Bulletin: 13 December 2017

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.

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.


Southeastern Trains and cleaning company fined £3.6m after worker electrocuted on live rail

Injury:  

Death

Fine:

£2.5 million (LSER)

£1.1 million (Wettons)

Company:

London and Southeastern

Wetton Cleaning Services Limited

Legislation:

Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (LSER)

Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Wettons)

Costs:

£162,000 (each)

Source:  

ORR, 17 November 2017


National kitchen supplier fined after driver fatally crushed

Injury:  

Death

Fine:

£1.2 million

Company:

Howden Joinery Ltd

Legislation:

Sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

Costs:

£33,902

Source:  

HSE, 22 November 2017


Company fined after worker suffers electric shock

Injury:  

Suffered an electric shock

Fine:

£900,000 (found guilty)

Company:

Green North East Trading Bidco Limited (in administration)

Legislation:

Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

Costs:

£5,390

Source:  

HSE, 27 November 2017


Company fined after the death of employee

Injury:  

Death

Fine:

£500,000

Company:

South West Highways Limited

Legislation:

Sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

Costs:

£17,924.46

Source:  

HSE, 1 December 2017


Company fined after worker injured during welding work

Injury:  

Crushed leg and multiple fractures

Fine:

£390,000

Company:

The Angle Ring Co Limited

Legislation:

Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

Costs:

£24,001.03

Source:  

HSE, 17 November 2017


NHS Trust fined following falls death

Injury:  

Five patients died

Fine:

£333,333

Company:

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Legislation:

Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

Costs:

£130,000

Source:  

HSE, 28 November 2017


Food manufacturer fined after worker's fingers severed

Injury:  

Four fingers amputated

Fine:

£300,000

Company:

Marcantonio Foods Ltd

Legislation:

Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

Costs:

£8571.08

Source:  

HSE, 22 November 2017


BBC Studioworks and two others fined after contractor seriously injured

Injury:  

Multiple injuries including a blood clot to the brain, fractured pelvis and ankles, and a ruptured spleen

Fine:

£200,000 (BBC Studioworks; pleaded guilty)

£30,000 (Elstree Light & Power; found guilty)

£16,000 (Elstree Film Studios; found guilty)

Company:

BBC Studioworks Ltd

Elstree Light & Power Ltd

Elstree Film Studios Ltd

Legislation:

Sections 2 and 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (BBC and Elstree Light & Power)

Regulation 11 of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (Elstree Film Studios)

Costs:

More than £6,000 (BBC Studioworks)

More than £39,000 (Elstree Light & Power)

More than £39,000 (Elstree Film Studios)

Source:  

HSE, 5 December 2017


Local authority fined after social workers assaulted

Injury:  

Serious wounds to the head

Fine:

£100,000

Company:

London Borough of Brent

Legislation:

Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

Costs:

£10,918.88

Source:  

HSE, 29 November 2017


Furniture manufacturer fined after multiple safety breaches

Injury:  

None; fined for safety breaches

Fine:

£99,000

Company:

Wicks Office Furniture Ltd

Legislation:

Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974; Regulation 11(1) of the Provision and Use of Workplace Equipment Regulations 1998

Costs:

£11,623.65

Source:  

HSE, 14 November 2017


Plasterboard recycling company fined for health and safety failures

Injury:  

None; fined for health and safety failures

Fine:

£60,000

Company:

Plasterboard Recycling Solutions Ltd

Legislation:

Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and Regulations 6(1) and 7(1) of the Control of Substances hazardous to Health Regulations 2002

Costs:

£2,327.60

Source:  

HSE, 28 November 2017


Printing company fined after worker's fingers severed

Injury:  

Amputation to little and ring finger, and damage to middle and index finger on right hand

Fine:

£50,000

Company:

Brown Brothers Group Limited

Legislation:

Sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

Costs:

£5,635

Source:  

HSE, 14 November 2017


 Company fined after worker suffers hand injuries

Injury:  

Severe damage to left hand which required surgery resulting in the loss of a finger and nerve damage

Fine:

£18,000

Company:

JFB Cores Ltd

Legislation:

Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

Costs:

£5,216

Source:  

HSE, 16 November 2017


Engineering firm sentenced for legionella risk

Injury:  

None; fine for failing to adequately control the risk of legionella bacteria

Fine:

£10,000

Company:

De-Met Colourcoat Limited

Legislation:

Sections 2(1) and 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

Costs:

£5,067.68

Source:  

HSE, 16 November 2017


HSE issued with Crown Censure over worker injury

Injury:  

Serious burns

Fine:

None; Crown Censure

Company:

Health and Safety Executive

Legislation:

Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

Costs:

n/a

Source:  

HSE, 5 December 2017

This bulletin contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v2.0.

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