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 2020.


Fine after maintenance fitter dies in fall from height

A forging company has been fined after an employee suffered a fatal injury when he fell from height from a mobile tower scaffold. Read More

Director prosecuted for failing to comply with Enforcement Notices

A Director has been fined for failing to comply with Enforcement Notices served to protect the health and safety of workers in his workplace. Read More

Vue Entertainment Ltd fined £750,000 following man’s death

Vue Entertainment Ltd has been fined £750,000 for health and safety failures after a reclining seat came down on a man’s neck and killed him. Read More

Buildings material manufacturer fined for health and safety failings

A buildings material manufacturer has been sentenced after a worker was diagnosed with HAVS after repeatedly using vibrating tools above the recommended limits; and a second worker sustained electrical burns in a separate incident. Read More

Prison sentence for builder that undertook illegal gas work

A self-employed fitter has been jailed after carrying out gas work at a residential address whilst he was not competent to do so, leaving a gas boiler in an ‘at risk’ condition. Read More

Tool company fined after employee sustains fatal head injuries

A tool company has been fined after an employee was fatally injured while moving heavy machinery. Read More

Company and director sentenced after workers exposed to asbestos

A wood working company and its director have been fined after the HSE found a series of failings and risks associated with significant quantities of asbestos-containing materials within the premises. Read More

Juice manufacturing company fined after worker loses fingers

A fruit juice manufacturer has been fined after an employee had three fingers of their right hand severed whilst cleaning a screw conveyor. Read More

Farmer prosecuted following death of labourer

Speaking after sentencing HSENI Inspector Anne Cassidy said: “If farmers employ staff they have a responsibility to ensure their safety, whether full time or casual staff. Read More

Employee killed in electrical incident

A warehouse management solutions company has been fined after an employee was electrocuted while servicing an air compressor. Read More



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