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.


Insulation firm fined after employee suffered serious hand injury

A manufacturer of industrial insulation has been fined after an employee suffered serious injuries to his hand while trying to clear a blockage from a machine. Read More

Waste recycling company fined after employee fatally injured

Enva Scotland Limited has been fined following an incident where a 28-year-old employee, Martin Kane, was fatally injured whilst cleaning a mobile shredder. Read More

Building contractor fined for asbestos failings

A company has been fined for failing to complete the correct asbestos survey at a domestic construction project. Read More

Scaffolding company fined after scaffolding collapse

A scaffolding company has been fined for safety failings after scaffolding collapsed on to a street in Maidenhead while it was being dismantled. The collapse could have resulted in serious injury or loss of life, says the HSE. Read More

Company and director fined after incident leaves worker paralysed

A company and an individual have been fined after a worker suffered life changing injuries while dismantling an external platform lift. Read More

Logistics company fined after a worker was injured in explosion

A national logistics haulier has been fined after a worker suffered flash burn injuries when there was an explosion as he opened the door of a container. Read More

Cheshire Council fined after child falls from height

Cheshire West and Chester Council has been fined after a young child fell almost three metres to the floor from a gap in railings, sustaining serious head injuries. Read More

Company fined after forklift truck fatality

A pallet transport company has been fined after a forklift driver was killed when his forklift overturned. Read More

Building contractor fined following dumper truck incident

A building contractor has been fined after an employee suffered serious injuries when the forward tipping dumper truck that he was operating rolled over. Read More

Luton landlord prosecuted after fire in HMO resulted in tenant death

After a fire in a HMO (house of multiple occupancy) resulted in the death of Mr Evaldas Grisciukas in March 2019, the landlord, Mr Bhagwent Sagoo, has been prosecuted by Luton Town Council. Read More



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