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Health & Safety Fines Bulletin: 28 November 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.


Company fined £880k after 'horrific' fatality - Ancaster

Injury:  

Death

Fine:

£880,000

Company:

Mid-UK Recycling Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£100,000

Source:  

HSE, 10 November 2017


Recycling company fined £650,000 following death of worker

Injury:  

Death

Fine:

£650,000

Company:

Savanna Rags International Limited

Legislation:

Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Regulation 3(1) of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, and Regulation 17(1) of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992

Costs:

£3300.25

Source:  

HSE, 30 October 2017


Health Care provider fined for health and safety failures  

Injury:  

None; fine for failure to act on concerns

Fine:

£550,000

Company:

Ramsay Health Care (UK) Operations Limited

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£36,320.44

Source:  

HSE, 30 October 2017


Company fined following fatality at South Yorkshire site

Injury:  

Death

Fine:

£216,000

Company:

R Plevin & Sons Ltd

Legislation:

Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and Regulations 3(1) of the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999

Costs:

£31,266.54

Source:  

HSE, 13 November 2017


Two companies fined after worker crushed to death

Injury:  

Death

Fine:

£100,000 (J&J)

£50,000 (Ontime)

Company:

J&J Conversions Ltd (guilty plea)

Ontime Automotive Ltd (found guilty)

Legislation:

Section 6(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (J&J) and Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act

Costs:

£9,490 (J&)

£50,000 (Ontime)

Source:  

HSE, 6 November 2017


Automotive manufacturer fined after employee struck by falling pallet

Injury:  

Part of leg amputated

Fine:

£80,000

Company:

Magna Exteriors (Banbury) Limited

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£4,537.45

Source:  

HSE, 27 October 2017


Contractor fined after worker suffers serious injury

Injury:  

Life changing injuries including a fracture that split the left and right side of lower pelvis apart

Fine:

£60,000

Company:

Instrument and Control Services Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£2,923.62 and Victim Surcharge of £120

Source:  

HSE, 3 November 2017


Company fined after worker falls to death

Injury:  

Death

Fine:

£40,000

Company:

Walker Demo Limited

Legislation:

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

Costs:

n/a

Source:  

HSE, 3 November 2017


Agency worker traps hand in machine

Injury:  

A chipped bone in wrist and a partial degloving injury

Fine:

£30,000

Company:

Wildmoor Quarry Products Limited

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£11,174.17

Source:  

HSE, 8 November 2017


Construction company fined after worker injured

Injury:  

Knocked unconscious, spent two days in hospital and suffered a broken thumb which required metal pins to be fitted

Fine:

£7,000

Company:

HI-Pro Scaffolding Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£3,621

Source:  

HSE, 2 November 2017


Utility company fined after exposing employees to asbestos

Injury:  

Exposure of employees to asbestos

Fine:

£6,000

Company:

IQA Operations Group Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

n/a

Source:  

HSE, 7 November 2017


Company fined after worker suffers life-changing injury

Injury:  

Broken foot, had to have three toes amputated, and is still undergoing hospital treatment

Fine:

£4,400

Company:

Swadlincote Aluminium and Welding Co Ltd

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£860.40

Source:  

HSE, 2 November 2017


Board of Governors fined after safety failings left pupil injured

Injury:  

injuries later resulted in partial ampultation of right middle finger

Fine:

£4,000

Company:

The Board of Governors at St Joseph's RC Primary School

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£1750.90

Source:  

HSE,14 November 2017


Contractor fined after worker falls through roof

Injury:  

Broken hip with ligament and muscle damage to left arm and shoulder

Fine:

£1,000

Company:

Michael Douglas Kurz (trading as Weathersure Industrial Roofing) 

Legislation:

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

Costs:

£500

Source:  

HSE, 6 November 2017


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