Health & Safety In Court

Latest court stories, prosecutions, fines and other penalties


Serious injuries suffered when worker’s arm drawn into machine

An accident in which an employee was seriously injured could have been prevented if a proper risk assessment had been carried out, the HSE has said. Read More

Worker suffers life changing injuries after roof fall

A construction company has been fined after a worker fell through a roof and suffered multiple fractures to his ribs and spine. Read More

Scaffolder suffered multiple injuries when struck by 500kg concrete panel

Vale Park Demolition Services Limited has been fined after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he was struck by a concrete spandrel panel. Read More

£400k fine after worker loses leg

A serious incident at a sawmill in north east England resulted in an employee having his leg amputated below the knee. Read More

£1.6m in fines for double offences within a year

A South Tyneside car parts manufacturer has been fined £1.6million after a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak and an explosion occurred at the same plant within a year. Read More

Driver killed by overhead power line strike

The partners of a Suffolk based farm have been sentenced after a haulage contractor was electrocuted to death when his vehicle struck an overhead power line. Read More

Signaller suffered life-changing injuries when hit by car at level crossing

Network Rail has been found guilty of a health and safety breach after a signaller suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a car while trying to close a level crossing gate in Kent. Read More

Tesco fined £1.6m after driver reversed into a member of the public

Supermarket chain Tesco has been fined £1.6m following a prosecution brought by Ealing Council. Read More

Child narrowly avoids serious injury after falling through missing train toilet floor

South Devon Railway Trust has been fined £40,000 after they admitted putting passengers at risk by failing to adequately bar entry to a toilet cubicle which was missing its floor. Read More

Health and safety in court: April 2018 round-up video

The biggest health and safety in court news stories from SHP over the past month. Read More



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