Health & safety in court

All the latest news from court, including health and safety prosecutions, fines for health and safety breaches and other penalties.

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Families distressed after witnessing horrifying fairground collapse, court hears

The owner and operator of a poorly-maintained fairground ride has been fined after it collapsed sending two teenage boys hurtling from the car. Read More

Post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosed following lifting incident

A Stockport worker's left hand was badly mangled in the hook on a crane because lifting chains were unavailable ヨ despite being manufactured in the same factory, a court has heard. Read More

Vigilance cannot be stressed enough

In addition to a well-drafted "well-being" policy an employer should always be alert to signs of stress among employees and be quick to act, as this round-up of cases by Kevin Bridges illustrates. Read More

Haulage firm fined after forklift truck driver killed

An Oldham-based haulage company has been fined more than £85,000 after a fork lift truck driver was killed while loading a heavy goods vehicle (HGV). Read More

Farmer given suspended jail sentence after man killed by cattle

A West Yorkshire farmer has been fined after his cattle trampled a man to death and left his wife paralysed. Read More

Health board fined following death of patients

Lothian Health Board has been fined £220,000 for safety breaches, following the death of two vulnerable patients. Read More

Farming company fined £320k after a man died from fall

A company involved in fruit and vegetable production has been fined £320,000 after a man was killed at a site in Burscough. Read More

Companies fined total of £420K after child suffers fractured skull

Three companies have been fined a total of £420,000 after a slate tile fractured the skull of a three-year-old child. Read More