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


Contour Showers: Machine blade cut through worker’s knuckle

A manufacturing company has been fined after a worker’s hand was caught in machinery. Read More

Construction firm fined £900k for wall collapse

The death of an employee who died from head injuries when a wall collapsed on a construction site has led to a £900,000 fine for his employer. Read More

KT Recycling Ltd: Waste firm fined after machine injures worker

An employee of waste recycling company KT Recycling Ltd was injured whilst operating unguarded machinery. Read More

Work at height: £150k fine for firm that got it wrong

A repair and maintenance company has been fined after an employee fell from two metres while working on a roof. Read More

Firm fined £30k after worker’s legs crushed

Company fined after an operative is injured falling 2-3 metres into a compactor chamber. Read More

M & D’s Theme Park fined for poor maintenance that led to ‘catastrophic failure’

Theme park operator M & D (Leisure) Limited has been fined after nine passengers were injured and taken to hospital when a train on one of their roller coasters derailed and crashed to the ground. Read More

Foundry prosecuted after worker severely injured

A Norfolk-based foundry has been fined after a part-time machinist suffered life-changing injuries whilst drilling holes into aluminium castings. Read More

Renault safety breach: Workers exposed to dangerous equipment

Car manufacturer Renault has been fined after serious safety breaches relating to faulty vehicle lifts. Read More

Multiple failings at chemical manufacturing firm

A chemical manufacturing company has been fined after failing to manage the risk of exposure to chemicals harmful to health, resulting in workers being exposed to chemicals which caused long term damage to their skin. Read More

Construction company fined after failing to implement its own risk assessment

Construction firm Rivergate Developments Ltd has been fined for safety breaches after a worker fell 2.7 metres through an open stairwell. Read More



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