Health & Safety In Court

Latest court stories, prosecutions, fines and other penalties


HAVS: Firm fined for putting workers’ health at risk

HSE found no measures had been put in place to control exposure to vibration when using pneumatic tools and nothing was implemented to control workers’ exposure to respirable crystalline silica while stripping and replacing furnace linings. Read More

Biological safety breach: Interserve fined over safety issues at animal lab

Mains power was lost at the site which includes high containment laboratory facilities required to safely handle high hazard pathogens that are a serious risk to human health and the environment. Read More

Worker suffered significant head injuries falling 10 metres from racking

Two companies have been fined after a worker fell from a warehouse racking system, suffering serious head injuries. Read More

£1m fine – nuclear weapons factory safety breaches

An electrician suffered burns to his arm while carrying out routine testing at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in Berkshire. Read More

Forklift crush incident left worker severely injured

An employee of a scaffolding company was using a forklift truck in the yard when the vehicle overturned, trapping him underneath it for some time. Read More

Director fined after roof collapse

Contractor was responsible for constructing two, two storey blocks of flats following the demolition of a former public house. Timber roof structures had been constructed for each block but had not been tiled in their entirety. Read More

Manufacturing firm failed to maintain machine guarding

A dairy company has been fined after a worker's toe was crushed by an unguarded part of a yoghurt filling machine. Read More

Fines for Southern Gas and a construction firm after gas leak

A major UK gas distribution company and a Kent based construction company have been fined after a gas main ignited whilst it was being repaired. Read More

School pupil death: ‘Missed opportunities’ led to fatal minibus incident

Council fined following the death of one pupil and injury to another after they were involved in a collision with the school minibus. Read More

Forklift safety failing: Worker suffered multiple breaks in his leg

The HSE’s investigation found that the company did not have a safe system of work in place to avoid this kind of incident. Read More



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