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.


Serious fire safety law breaches at London flat lead to £20k fine and prison sentence

The London Fire Brigade has prosecuted a West London building owner after major breaches of fire safety law were discovered following a significant blaze on 9 August 2018. Read More

Construction trader fined after worker injured

A construction trader has been fined following an incident when a worker suffered serious injuries after falling through a fragile roof light of a grain store. Read More

School trust fined after putting children’s health at ‘significant risk’

The Spencer Academies Trust has been fined after failing to control the risk to humans from infectious diseases carried by animals. Read More

£25k fine for engineering firm after employee suffered serious injuries

An engineering company was fined after one of its employees, a blacksmith, sustained life-changing injuries whilst welding an industrial steel fabrication. Read More

Company fined after worker paralysed by fall at Watford Football Stadium

A construction firm has been fined after a worker was paralysed after falling 11 metres down a stairwell at a football stadium when the concrete floor he was working on collapsed. Read More

Manufacturing company fined after worker injured by machinery

A kitchen manufacturing company has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker severely injured a finger in unguarded machinery. Read More

£300,000 fine following leg amputation

A sawmill company has been fined after a worker was crushed by a 1.8 tonne concrete panel. Read More

£70,000 fine after worker loses fingers

A sports nutrition product supplier has been fined after an employee had three fingers of their right hand severed whilst cleaning a screw conveyor. Read More

Construction company fined £570,000 after worker suffered multiple fractures

A construction firm has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker was struck by a falling load from a mechanical excavator. Read More

Contractor fined after employee falls from scaffolding

A shopfitting company has been fined after an employee suffered multiple fractures after falling fifteen feet from scaffolding. Read More



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