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 2019.


Company that owns Liverpool docks not guilty of explosives charge

The company which owns Liverpool's docks has been cleared of not handling explosives properly. Read More

Two workers died after insufficient rest

Two men died in a road traffic accident as a result of their employer, Renown Consultants Limited, failing to ensure that they were sufficiently rested to work and travel safely. Read More

£600,000 fine for yoghurt manufacturer

A yoghurt manufacturing company has been fined £600,000 fine after two employees suffered serious injuries following the release of an acidic cleaning solution. Read More

Suspended prison sentence after gas safety failings

A landlord has been sentenced after failing to maintain gas appliances and failing to have landlord’s gas safety checks undertaken at his rental property. Read More

Firm fined after death of man at livestock mart

A livestock firm has been fined £12,500 following the death of a man at a livestock mart in Clogher. Read More

Fine after worker loses her thumb

A poultry processing company was fined for safety breaches after an agency worker had her thumb severed on a moving part of a processing line. Read More

Topshop death: Safety investigation underway

The death of a 10-year-old boy killed by a falling queue barrier at a Topshop store will be investigated on health and safety grounds. Read More

Food safety round-up: Hemel food business fined over poor hygiene and Stoke Rochford Hall fined after health and safety breaches

A Hemel food business has been fined over £14k for poor hygiene and unnecessary suffering of invading mice and the Owners of Stoke Rochford Hall near Grantham have been fined after health and safety breaches. Read More

Surrey metal fabricator fined after girl crushed by steel gate at primary school

A manufacturer of bespoke gates has been fined after an eight-year-old girl was crushed by a steel gate at a London school. Read More

Walkabout parent company fined after lift crush death

Stonegate Pubs, which owns Walkabout, Yates and Slug & Lettuce, has pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety regulations uncovered after a worker was crushed to death in a lift, leading to a £48,000 fine. Read More



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