Health & Safety In Court

Latest court stories, prosecutions, fines and other penalties


Poor vehicle maintenance leads to fine

A Devon based construction company has been fined for failing to suitably maintain their fleet of lorry MEWPs. Read More

Company fined after worker killed

A company which manufactures freshly prepared meals has been fined £176,000 following an incident in which an employee was killed after being struck by empty food trays. Read More

Fine after worker suffers spinal injuries after falling through roof onto concrete floor

A roofing contractor who was employed by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council has been prosecuted following safety breaches that led to an employee falling through a roof light. Read More

Contractor handed £500k hand-arm vibration fine

Contractor Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Ltd has been prosecuted after workers were exposed to a debilitating health condition over a nine-year period. Read More

Child bouncy castle death: fairground workers jailed

Two fairground workers who were convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence after a bouncy castle blew away with a young girl inside it have been jailed. Read More

Bupa fined £3m after Legionnaires’ death of elderly resident

A care provider has been fined after a resident at an Essex nursing home contracted Legionnaires’ disease and died. Read More

Worker died after multiple scaffolding safety failures

A Maidstone broadcasting facility has been sentenced after a maintenance worker fell five metres through a roof and died. Read More

Jail sentence following fireworks explosion deaths

A company boss has been jailed for 10 years after two people died in a series of explosions and a fire at his fireworks shop. Read More

Serious fire breaches lead to prison term

The owner of a wedding venue has been jailed for 20 months because of his failure to take general fire precautions to ensure the safety of employees and the public. Read More

Ex-British Airways pilot jailed for reporting to work drunk

A former British Airways pilot who was more than four times over the alcohol limit when he reported for duty has been jailed. Read More



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