Posts on the latest HSE prosecutions

27 10, 2017

Chemical company fined £3 Million after the release of toxic vapour cloud on two separate occasions

By | October 27th, 2017|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Chemical company fined £3 Million after the release of toxic vapour cloud on two separate occasions

A chemical company was sentenced today (8th November) after a worker was killed and one left with life changing injuries when they were overcome by a toxic vapour cloud. A little over sixteen months later there was another incident involving the same toxic chemical. Hull Crown Court heard that in the early hours of the 5 March 2010, at the Grimsby plant of Cristal Pigment UK Limited (formerly Millennium Inorganic Chemicals), there was a [...]

26 10, 2017

Bakery fined after worker injured with powered bowl mixer

By | October 26th, 2017|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Bakery fined after worker injured with powered bowl mixer

A Wiltshire bakery has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured with a powered bowl mixer. Swindon Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of Haydens Bakery who manufacture confectionary items, caught his wedding ring on an unguarded attachment of the rotating shaft on a powered bowl mixer. He suffered injuries to his ring finger which required partial amputation. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the incident which occurred [...]

26 10, 2017

Worker’s death results in fine for steel manufacturer

By | October 26th, 2017|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Worker’s death results in fine for steel manufacturer

A steel manufacturer has been fined after a 65-year old worker was fatally crushed by a steel beam emerging from a machine pushed another beam and crushed him against a closed door. After the incident in April 2015, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found that the machine had been in operation since 2013 and did not have the suitable safeguards to prevent the risk of crushing injuries. The HSE also found that the [...]

25 10, 2017

Sole trader receives suspended sentenced after scaffold collapse

By | October 25th, 2017|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Sole trader receives suspended sentenced after scaffold collapse

A Wigan scaffolder has been sentenced after scaffolding collapsed at a retail site in Loggerheads. North Staffordshire Justice Centre heard the man had been subcontracted to erect a scaffold, with debris netting attached along its full length, for roofing work on a Co-Op retail store. The man erected the scaffold with two of his employees, on 19 November 2015 but did not design the scaffold correctly or ensure it was tied to the building in [...]

1 10, 2017

Construction firm is fined after worker fell from height

By | October 1st, 2017|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Construction firm is fined after worker fell from height

A £95,000 fine was given to West Hill Projects Ltd after a worker fell from height. The worker fell around 3.3m to the ground below, suffering four fractured vertebrae, a fractured rib and a scalp wound. Due to his injuries, the worker was unable to work for several months following the incident. Workers had been operating in the area days beforehand and it was clear the company had not planned the project effectively. The [...]

1 09, 2017

Company and directors fined after multiple safety failings

By | September 1st, 2017|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Company and directors fined after multiple safety failings

Northampton Crown Court heard how Monoworld Recycling Ltd had failed to manage risks when its staff worked at height, failed to suitably maintain work equipment and failed to control risks from electrical systems, which ultimately resulted in the company and its two directors being prosecuted after numerous safety failings. In less than two years, a total of 3 enforcement notices were served on each of the directors, and 15 served onto the company itself [...]

1 08, 2017

Safety failures cause of scaffold collapse

By | August 1st, 2017|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Safety failures cause of scaffold collapse

A Dorset based company has been fined after a scaffold collapsed at an industrial unit in Wallisdown, Poole. Poole Magistrates’ Court heard how Swanage and Dorset Scaffolding and Roofing Limited (SDSRL) had been contracted to erect scaffolding at the industrial unit in Alder Hills Business Park, Wallisdown, Poole to provide edge protection for work to be carried out on the roof. The scaffolding collapsed on 14 September 2015 narrowly avoiding an office worker as [...]

26 07, 2017

Drinks manufacturer in court over workers loss of hand

By | July 26th, 2017|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Drinks manufacturer in court over workers loss of hand

An Ellesmere Port based home brewing kit manufacturer has been fined after an employee’s right hand was severed while cleaning a blending machine. SPL International Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following an incident at Poole Hall Industrial Estate, Ellesmere Port on the 21 October 2014. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard the workers injuries led to his right hand below the thumb and fingers being severed. He has been unable to [...]

25 06, 2017

Company fined after failing to comply with enforcement action

By | June 25th, 2017|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Company fined after failing to comply with enforcement action

Hatchmere Park Ltd has been fined after failing to comply with enforcement safety notices. On 12 March 2015, a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspector visited the construction site at Falcon Park, Devon and observed serious health and safety failings. Exeter Crown Court heard the HSE visited the site after being alerted of unsafe construction work taking place by the Local Authority, and noticed residents were being put at risk as some homes were [...]

24 06, 2017

Gas fitter jailed for multiple safety breaches

By | June 24th, 2017|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Gas fitter jailed for multiple safety breaches

A Barnsley gas fitter has been sent to prison for illegal and unsafe work at five properties across South and West Yorkshire over an 18-month period. The gas fitter, carried out boiler installations and associated repairs at homes in Barnsley, Leeds, Sheffield, Pontefract and Shipley between August 2012 and November 2013 despite being removed from the Gas Safe Register. He was prosecuted for multiple breaches of safety law after a joint investigation by the [...]

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