Health & Safety In Court

Latest court stories, prosecutions, fines and other penalties


Council in court after worker’s head trapped

Investigating, the HSE found there was an overall failure to adequately monitor work activities at the site. Read More

Quarry worker suffered serious entanglement injury

A new employee of Tudor Griffiths Limited was injured on his first day working at the quarry. Read More

Five-year-old killed in lift: Catalogue of failures responsible

Alexys Brown got into the lift to get her brother’s phone from upstairs. She put her head through a hole in the vision panel and as the lift moved upward, the five-year-old’s head got stuck between the lift and the ground floor ceiling. Read More

Company and director sentenced after employee fractures neck in fall from height

The HSE’s investigation found the tower scaffold had not been erected correctly, with no hand or mid-rail in place to prevent falls from height and staff had not been given training in how to properly erect the scaffold. Read More

Slug and Lettuce safety breach: Pub firm fined £100k after employee injures hand

Stonegate Pub Company Ltd, the fourth largest managed pub company in the UK, has been prosecuted for health and safety breaches at the Slug and Lettuce in Colchester. Read More

Healthcare safety breach: Priory faces multimillion-pound fine after death of teenager

A criminal investigation was launched by the Health and Safety Executive into the private mental healthcare group after the death of Amy El-Keria, who was treated at its Ticehurst House psychiatric hospital in 2012. Read More

Asbestos in schools: Failures lead to over £100,000 in fines

HSE found that main contractor failed to effectively plan, manage and monitor the work to prevent the accidental removal of the asbestos containing tiles. Read More

Fireplace fitters sentenced for unregistered gas work

The HSE’s investigation found that substandard – and in some cases dangerous – gas work was undertaken at the properties. Read More

Director jailed for illegal chemical sales

A complaint was raised in 2014 that Abel (UK) Ltd was selling a plant protection product containing Sodium Chlorate, a prohibited substance. Read More

Prosecutions in December 2018: video round-up of the 6 biggest court cases

This month’s video highlights six prosecutions. It includes fines for a metal recovery company, a healthcare firm, a bakery, a £200,000 fine for Network Rail, a manufacturing firm and huge fines for three logistics companies after a hit and killed by an HGV. Read More



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