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 2020.


School fined after worker injured in fall from ladder

Southend High School for Boys Academy Trust has been sentenced after a worker fell from a ladder. Read More

Building contractor fined following the death of worker on house building site

Nickell and Richmond Limited has been prosecuted following a case brought by HSENI, and fined £40,000. Read More

Manufacturer and director sentenced after worker crushed

A decking manufacturer and a company director have been fined after a delivery driver was crushed by a poorly lifted load. Read More

Unregistered gas engineer sentenced for illegal gas work

An unregistered gas fitter has been sentenced after putting lives at risk by carrying out illegal gas work at several properties. Read More

Worker suffered life changing injuries in forklift truck incident

Kepak Group Limited (formally 2 Sisters Red Meat Limited), has been fined after a worker was seriously injured following a workplace transport incident. Read More

Construction firm director fined after 17-year-old worker fell from height

A construction firm Director has been fined for safety breaches after a young worker fell from a mezzanine floor to the ground below. Read More

Engineering firm fined after worker suffered multiple injuries

An engineering company has been sentenced after a 37-year-old worker became entangled and pulled into a CNC lathe. Read More

Company and director sentenced after two workers injured in falls from height

A facilities and construction management company, along with the director, have been fined after unsuitable scaffolding partially collapsed, injuring two workers. Read More

Two construction companies fined after worker injured during lifting operation

Two construction companies have been fined after a worker was seriously injured when a part of an air conditioning plant fell on him while it was being lowered from a roof. Read More

£787,500 fine after worker suffers loss of thumb and fingers

Food manufacturer, Young’s Seafood Limited, has been fined after a worker was trapped by a mixing machine. Read More



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