Posts on the latest HSE prosecutions

24 05, 2015

Basement Initiative leads to prosecution for London construction firm

By | May 24th, 2015|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Basement Initiative leads to prosecution for London construction firm

A London construction company has been fined over £13,000 after an unannounced inspection from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found dangerous conditions on a basement excavation site. The inspection of the site on Filmer Road in Fulham was carried out during a clampdown on poor safety conditions on basement projects in November 2013. The inspection found workers were being exposed to extremely dangerous conditions on the site, being made to work in and [...]

1 05, 2015

Steel firm fined over death at foundry

By | May 1st, 2015|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Steel firm fined over death at foundry

A steel foundry has been sentenced after a South Yorkshire worker was killed when he was struck in the face by a shard from an abrasive disc that exploded from a hand-held grinding machine. The employee, was using the hand-held grinder while he worked on a casting. As he used the high-frequency machine, the disc fitted to it suddenly exploded catapulting fragments across his workbay. A shard went straight through the employee’s visor and [...]

24 04, 2015

Animal feed firm fined £600,000 over lorry driver’s death

By | April 24th, 2015|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Animal feed firm fined £600,000 over lorry driver’s death

An animal feed company has been fined following the death of a lorry driver who was buried under a mound of soya meal. The employee was working at the Cargill terminal at Seaforth Dock in Liverpool on 6 September 2012 when a stockpile of soya meal collapsed on him. The 64-year-old from Keighley died of his injuries in hospital. Following an HSE investigation into the death, the company was charged with breaching Section 3(1) [...]

1 04, 2015

Bootle firm fined after man breaks both legs in work incident

By | April 1st, 2015|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Bootle firm fined after man breaks both legs in work incident

The company has been fined £13,000 after two tonnes of steel rebar being moved by crane fell onto a worker, breaking both of his legs. HSE prosecuted the company after investigating the circumstances of the incident in January 2014 At Sefton Magistrates Court, The pleaded guilty to a breach of Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. The company was fined £13,000 and must pay almost £7,000 in costs [...]

24 03, 2015

Southport firm in court over worker’s roof fall

By | March 24th, 2015|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Southport firm in court over worker’s roof fall

A Southport company has been fined after an employee sustained serious injuries when he fell some four meters from a bungalow roof. The 60-year-old from Southport, fractured his skull and back, and broke several ribs in the incident on 6 March 2014. The company was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an investigation found that the employee was not given suitable equipment to carry out the work safely. Sefton Magistrates’ Court [...]

1 03, 2015

Cheshire ice cream firm in court after employee loses finger

By | March 1st, 2015|HSE Prosecutions|Comments Off on Cheshire ice cream firm in court after employee loses finger

An ice cream manufacturer has been fined for safety failings after an employee’s finger was cut off by a fruit feeder machine. The company, which produces Cheshire Farm Ice Cream, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following the incident on 8 August 2013. Chester Magistrates’ Court heard today (26 March) the 60-year-old employee, had been asked to clean the fruit feeder so it was ready for the next batch of ice [...]

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