Health & safety in court

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

At a glance – video round-up of the 10 biggest health and safety prosecutions of 2021.


Building owner jailed after worker left paralysed

A building owner has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after an employee was left paralysed when a hoist platform he was working from plummeted from the third floor to ground level. Read More

HSE investigates incident at Cornwall theme park

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating an incident at a theme park in Cornwall after three people suffered injuries on a ride and attended hospital. Read More

B&M fined £1m after electrician sustains serious burns in warehouse explosion

A retail company and an electrical contracting company have been fined after an electrician suffered serious burns to 15 per cent of his body when he was caught in an explosion at a warehouse in Liverpool. Read More

Uncle who killed nephew appeals for others to stay safe in agriculture

The uncle of a four-year-old boy killed on a farm has urged everyone in agriculture to do more to keep children safe. Read More

Fire service prosecuted after firefighters left seriously injured in training exercise

A fire service has been prosecuted after two of its firefighters received serious head injuries – with one paralysed from the chest down – after a training exercise. Read More

Man charged after 88 cladding safety forms ‘fraudulently filled out’

A man has been charged with fraud after dozens of cladding safety forms were signed off by an unauthorised person, Merseyside Police has said. Read More

Yorkshire Water fined £1.6m for sewage pollution

Yorkshire Water has been fined £1,600,750 for polluting a Bradford watercourse in a prosecution brought by the Environment Agency. Read More

Building contractor sentenced over unsafe work practice

A Blackburn based building contractor has been sentenced after unsafe work methods constituted a public risk and resulted in asbestos being disturbed. Read More

Fabrication company in court after worker injured shoulder in lathe

A metal fabrication company has been fined £22,000 after a worker’s overalls were drawn into a lathe, trapping him and resulting in serious injury. Read More

Cheshire hotelier fined £5,000 and sentenced to 12 months in prison after fire safety breaches

The owner of the Main Top Hotel on Mersey Road in West Bank, Widnes, has been sentenced after pleading guilty to nine breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Read More



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