Health & safety in court

All the latest news from court, including health and safety prosecutions, fines for health and safety breaches and other penalties.

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Equipment supplier fined after worker injured

A company in Aberdeen has been sentenced after an employee sustained serious injuries. Read More

Housing company fined after worker killed by concrete blocks

A housing company has been fined more than £300,000 after a driver was crushed to death by falling concrete blocks at a construction site in South Lanarkshire. Read More

Legal Lens: Openreach fined £1.34m following death of engineer in the River Aber

Barrister Christopher Hopkins joins Fieldfisher's Andrew Sanderson (Partner) and Krysteen Ormond (Associate) to examine the facts leading to the HSE's prosecution of Openreach. Read More

Council fined as school technician loses finger

A local authority has been sentenced after a worker lost his finger while operating a machine. Read More

Haulage firm fined after forklift truck driver killed

An Oldham-based haulage company has been fined more than £85,000 after a fork lift truck driver was killed while loading a heavy goods vehicle (HGV). Read More

Explosives manufacturer fined £670k after worker dies

A manufacturer of military explosives has been fined £670,000 after an employee was killed and another seriously injured in an explosion at its factory near Salisbury. Read More

Rust shooting: Alec Baldwin trial preview

Mary Lawrence at Osborne Clarke previews a trial not commonplace in the US that could see the Hollywood star serve time in jail. Read More

Companies fined after 16-year-old worker exposed to asbestos

Two companies have been fined after a teenage worker was exposed to asbestos. Read More

Charitable trust fined following death of volunteer

A charitable trust has been fined after a volunteer lost his life during restoration work on the Wilts and Berks Canal. Read More

Company fined after delivery driver electrocuted

A company in Berkshire has been fined £30,000 after a father-of-four was electrocuted. Read More