In court


Five workers develop HAVS after vibrating tool use

A property management and development organisation has been fined after five employees developed Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). Read More

Defects with gas work identified

A gas fitter has been sentenced for carrying out gas work after his registration with Gas Safe Register had lapsed. Read More

Top 5 most read in October 2019

The most read fines and prosecution articles in October 2019 includes, a £2.6m fine to DHL after a worker was killed by a stack of tyres. Read More

Sentence following illegal gas work

A gas engineer has been sentenced for undertaking gas work without being registered with Gas Safe Register. Read More

Farm worker blinded by cleaning chemical

A dairy farm has been fined following an incident in which an employee was permanently blinded by corrosive chemicals used in cleaning. Read More

Haulage firm in court following transport injury

A haulage company has been fined following an incident where a warehouse operative was injured at its business premises. Read More

Entanglement risk was ignored by company

An electromagnetic brake manufacturing company has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries to her arm and hand when she became entangled in a spindle drilling machine. Read More

Machine maintenance task was missing risk assessment

A Leicestershire based aluminium extrusion company has been fined after an employee suffered serious hand and leg injuries. Read More

University ‘failed to grasp’ importance of risk-based health surveillance

The University of Edinburgh has been fined for failings which led to animal research workers, who were already sensitised to laboratory animal allergens (LAA), being at risk of suffering from adverse health effects as a result of exposure to LAA. Read More

Member of public killed instantly after being struck by telescopic loader

Farming partnership B A L Ackroyd has been sentenced for safety breaches, after a member of the public was killed. Read More



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