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


‘Impractical and unsafe’ forklift use

A telecommunication inspection and maintenance company has been fined after a forklift truck overturned during an unsafe lifting operation. Read More

Joiner hit in face by falling steel beam

A house building company has been fined after a sub-contracted worker suffered serious facial injuries when he was struck by a falling beam. Read More

Company and Director fined after ignoring HSE

A company and its director have both been sentenced for failing to comply with health and safety legislation after being served with Improvement Notices. Read More

Fairground ride inspector sentenced

A fairground ride inspector has been fined after he issued a safety certificate for a roller-coaster without ensuring he had a crucial safety report for it. The ride subsequently derailed. Read More

Oil firm fined more than £1m after gas blast

Marathon Oil UK LLC (Marathon) has been fined £1,168,000 following the release of a high-pressure gas on its Brae Alpha offshore platform in 2015. Read More

Cladder fell 10 metres from factory roof

Main contractor Weiser Construction Ltd and Complete Cladding Systems Ltd have been fined a total of £310,000 after a worker suffered life changing injuries. Read More

Self-employed worker killed after fall

A farmer has been fined following a worker’s fatal fall through the fragile roof of a milking shed on the farm. Read More

£500k fine in worker death case

A waste management company has been fined £500k after an employee was killed when he was struck by a reversing JCB loading shovel. Read More

Company fined following printing press injury

A tinplate printing company in Swansea, has been fined after an employee was seriously injured when working on a printing press. Read More

Worker’s thumb amputated after crush incident

An employee of a Devon-based animal feed manufacturer suffered life-changing injuries after his hand was crushed in a pellet press. Read More



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