Health & Safety In Court

Latest court stories, prosecutions, fines and other penalties


Manufacturing worker killed in ‘preventable’ machinery incident

Employee was in the process of removing a cast plastic rod from a casting machine. The rod was secured in the machine by a pressurised piston, which should have been depressurised before the rod was removed. Read More

Vulnerable patient fatally injured

Patient died after opening a door and leaping from a minibus which was travelling at speed. Read More

Company and Director fined following fatality

A concrete pumping company and its sole Director have been fined after an employee was struck and killed by concrete. Read More

Driver crushed by tipper truck

A tipper wagon driver was fatally injured when his wagon overturned while he was tipping spoil onto a stockpile. Read More

Printing firm fined after worker pulled into machine

the employee was cleaning a rotating roller at a site in Kettering. The roller was on a production line that makes padded envelopes. The cloth the worker was using got caught and she was drawn into the rollers. Read More

Security guard killed after being dragged under HGV

Associated British Ports, DFDS Seaways PLC and ICTS (UK) Ltd have been fined after a security guard was fatally injured when he was struck by an articulated vehicle. Read More

Prosecutions in November 2018: video round-up of the 6 biggest court cases

The biggest health and safety prosecutions over the past month, measured by readers’ interest on SHP. This month’s video highlights six prosecutions. Read More

Drunk Japan Airlines pilot jailed for 10 months

A co-pilot has been jailed for 10 months after attempting to fly a plane when he was nine times over the legal alcohol limit. Read More

1.3 ton piece of metal crushed worker

Employee was working with his son, dismantling a 3-core reactor vessel, when an unsupported metal section weighing approximately 1.3 ton fell and fatally crushed him between the fallen cylinder and a shipping container. Read More

Forklift safety: Agency worker was run over by forklift truck

The company failed to ensure agency workers had been suitably inducted before being allowed to work in an area where forklift trucks were operating. Read More



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