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 2018


Scaffolding firm fined after serious fall

A scaffolding company has been sentenced after a worker sustained serious, life changing injuries after falling five metres through a skylight whilst at work. Read More

Child suffered serious injury in ATV incident

A 9-year-old boy was travelling as a passenger in the ATV, which was being driven by a 13-year-old. Read More

Council in court after worker’s head trapped

Investigating, the HSE found there was an overall failure to adequately monitor work activities at the site. Read More

Quarry worker suffered serious entanglement injury

A new employee of Tudor Griffiths Limited was injured on his first day working at the quarry. Read More

Five-year-old killed in lift: Catalogue of failures responsible

Alexys Brown got into the lift to get her brother’s phone from upstairs. She put her head through a hole in the vision panel and as the lift moved upward, the five-year-old’s head got stuck between the lift and the ground floor ceiling. Read More

Company and director sentenced after employee fractures neck in fall from height

The HSE’s investigation found the tower scaffold had not been erected correctly, with no hand or mid-rail in place to prevent falls from height and staff had not been given training in how to properly erect the scaffold. Read More

Slug and Lettuce safety breach: Pub firm fined £100k after employee injures hand

Stonegate Pub Company Ltd, the fourth largest managed pub company in the UK, has been prosecuted for health and safety breaches at the Slug and Lettuce in Colchester. Read More

Healthcare safety breach: Priory faces multimillion-pound fine after death of teenager

A criminal investigation was launched by the Health and Safety Executive into the private mental healthcare group after the death of Amy El-Keria, who was treated at its Ticehurst House psychiatric hospital in 2012. Read More

Asbestos in schools: Failures lead to over £100,000 in fines

HSE found that main contractor failed to effectively plan, manage and monitor the work to prevent the accidental removal of the asbestos containing tiles. Read More

Fireplace fitters sentenced for unregistered gas work

The HSE’s investigation found that substandard – and in some cases dangerous – gas work was undertaken at the properties. Read More



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