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.


Kensington & Chelsea council found liable for effects of Grenfell Tower fire on nine people

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC), was found liable for the effects of the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire on nine people, including four deaths, in a judgement passed by the High Court on 28 July 2022. Read More

Unregistered gas installer fined after failing HSE inspection

A plumber who was suspected of having undertaken dangerous gas work while unqualified to do so, was fined for failing to answer questions put to him by a Health and Safety Executive Inspector. Read More

Bus company fined after employee suffers life-changing injuries

A bus company has been fined £380,000 after one of its employees was crushed between a reversing bus and a stationary vehicle. Read More

Dyson fined £1.2m after employee injured by machine

Technology firm Dyson has been fined £1.2m after an employee sustained head and chest injuries when he was struck by a 1.5 tonne milling machine. Read More

£600K fine for construction company after death of seven-year-old

A civil engineering firm has been fined £600K for safety breaches after a seven-year-old child became trapped and suffocated on a construction site. Read More

Mining company fined £3.6m after electricians sustain burns

A mining company has been fined after two electricians suffered severe burns in separate incidents. Read More

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



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