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 2019.


Transport company fined after employee fatally crushed

A transport company has been fined after a worker was fatally injured when the pallet of stone tiles which he was attempting to deliver fell onto him. Read More

Council fined after teacher assaulted by pupil

Luton Borough Council has been sentenced after a teacher was assaulted by a pupil. Read More

‘Flagrant disregard’ of prohibition notice leads to £30,000 fine for supermarket

Hemel Food Centre in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, has been fined £30,000 after pleading guilty to breaching health and safety laws. Read More

Fatal accident at Tyseley Depot

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has issued its report into a fatal accident at Tyseley depot on 14 December Read More

Top 5 prosecution stories on SHP – September 2020

Discover the most-read health and safety prosecution stories from September 2020. Read More

Fine for manufacturer after serious injuries to worker

Emtelle UK Limited, a manufacturer of plastic tubing and blown fibre tubing for telecoms and water piping, has been fined after an employee suffered serious injuries to his left hand when it came into contact with the exposed clamp of a socket machine. Read More

Animal feed company fined after serious injury to employee

An animal feed processing company has been fined following an incident where part of an employee’s arm was severed by a moving conveyor. Read More

Business owner convicted after ignoring notices

A mechanic and landlord based in Kent has been sentenced after refusing to comply with enforcement notices issued by the HSE and Kent Fire and Rescue Service to protect workers and tenants from injury. Read More

Atomic Weapons Establishment to face prosecution

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has notified AWE plc that it will be prosecuted under Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act (1974). Read More

£2m fine after fatal incident at manufacturing site

'It is not good enough for companies to assume they are doing all they can to control the risk just because there have been no previous incidents,' says HSE, after a specialist industrial services company worker suffered a fatal injury. Read More



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