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


Bus company and council fined after passenger death

A local council and a bus company have been fined after a passenger was killed when she was run over by a lorry at the bus station. Read More

Passers-by injured by falling tree

A woman was knocked unconscious by a falling tree and her grandson received minor head injuries while a charitable trust was undertaking tree felling. Read More

Firm fined after ripsaw injury

A building and maintenance company has beenn fined after an employee was injured while operating a ripsaw. Read More

Client and contractor failed to protect workers

RJW Building Solutions Limited, a contractor, a hotel and the client company who arranged the work, have been sentenced after workers disturbed asbestos. Read More

£1m fine following preventable death

Cemex UK Operations Limited has been fined £1m after a worker suffered fatal injuries when he was struck on the body by a centering machine lifting mast. Read More

Top 5 most read in September 2019

The most read fines and prosecution articles in September 2019 includes a 12 months sentence to a landscaping Director and £100,000 fine. Read More

Fine reduced in worker fall case

Lanes Group PLC had been fined £500,000 at Westminster Magistrates Court on 17 July, but following an appeal, the eventual fine has been adjusted to £400k. Read More

£50k fine after multiple failings led to severe hand injury

Masher Brothers Limited has been sentenced after a trainee worker suffered life-changing injuries when his hand was caught in a rip saw. Read More

Worker suffers multiple fractures in skylight fall

A building company has been fined after a roof worker fell through an unprotected skylight opening. The HSE found roofs on site had no protection. Read More

Celsa steelworks blast: Company fined £1.8m

A steel company has been fined £1.8m after an explosion killed two men. Read More



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