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.


Company fined again for safety breaches

A steel fabrication company has been fined after steel cages fell onto a worker’s leg, causing multiple fractures. Read More

Shipping company fined after worker fell from height and suffered life changing injuries

A worker was paralysed from the waist down when he fell 3.4 metres to the bottom of a ships hold. Read More

Untrained worker killed during demolition work

A construction company has been fined half a million pounds after a father-of-two was killed when a re-enforced concrete slab collapsed underneath him during a demolition project. Read More

Company fined £700,000 after worker killed

Chesterfield Special Cylinders Ltd has been fined £700,000 for safety breaches after a 64-year-old worker was fatally wounded by shrapnel ejected from testing equipment. Read More

Company fined after airport baggage handler suffers skull fractures and brain injury

A company providing a range of airline ground support services has been fined after an employee fell from a height of more than two metres. Read More

Roofing firm fined £28k

A roofing company has been fined after a worker suffered serious back injuries when he fell from a ladder whilst transporting a bucket full of broken tiles. Read More

Worker killed on his first day

A vehicle recovery and repair company has been sentenced after a worker suffered fatal crush injuries during maintenance work. It was his first day on the job. Read More

Fine after manufacturing worker’s hand crushed

A foundry company which casts parts for the automotive industry has been fined after an employee had two fingers amputated while attempting to clear a blockage in a moulding machine. Read More

Case is reminder of need to assess risks associated with flammable atmospheres

Chemical company LMA Services Ltd has been sentenced for safety breaches after a fire which quickly took hold of buildings and storage areas at the site. Read More

£150k fine after equipment falls onto worker

A Co Antrim firm has been fined £150,000 after an employee suffered serious injuries when a heavy piece of equipment weighing approximately 1 tonne landed on him when it was being unloaded. Read More



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