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Category: Prosecution

Port operator fined after worker injured by capstan

Thursday, January 21, 2016

An Essex maritime terminal worker suffered serious injury after his arm became wrapped around a powered capstan, while mooring an ocean-going vessel.

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Council sentenced after legionella death at care home

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Reading Borough Council (RBC) has been fined following the death of a pensioner who died from exposure to legionella.

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Firm fined after operator injured rethreading shrink wrap machine

Thursday, January 21, 2016

A company who produce household cleaning products have been fined after an employee suffered serious burns when rethreading a shrink wrap machine.

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Farm company fined after worker electrocuted

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A farming company in Cornwall has been fined £75,000 after a worker was electrocuted.

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Fruit farm fined for safety failings at farm

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A Kent based fruit farm has been fined for safety failings after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), visited the site following a RIDDOR reportable incident.

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Firm sentenced after worker loses hand in machine

Monday, January 18, 2016

A Manchester waste plastic recycling firm has been fined after an employee’s hand was severed when dragged into a granulator machine.

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Worker seriously injured in silo incident

Monday, January 18, 2016

A wheat and barley blending plant has been fined after a worker was seriously injured whilst unblocking wheat in a silo.

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NHS prosecuted after pensioner killed in mobility scooter plunge

Friday, January 15, 2016

The NHS Litigation Authority has been prosecuted after an 82 year old man fell 12 feet to his death from an elevated walkway outside a health centre.

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School fined after pupil paralysed when swing collapsed

Friday, January 15, 2016

A Hertfordshire school has been fined for safety failings after a pupil suffered permanent paralysis when a swing collapsed.

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Firms fined after two employees were injured in cold store collapse

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Two companies were fined for safety failings that led to two workers being seriously injured at a construction site when a cold store collapsed under them.

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Firm fined after worker suffered cement burns on first day of work

Thursday, January 14, 2016

A building products manufacturer was fined after a worker suffered serious cement burns on his first day of work.

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Three companies fined after construction worker seriously injured in fall from height

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Three companies have been fined a total of £90,000 after a worker was seriously injured when he fell nearly six metres from a platform with unguarded rails.

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Company director fined after worker falls through skylight

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The company director of a sash restoration company has been fined for safety failings after a worker fell three metres through an unprotected skylight.

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Company fined after worker falls from van roof

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A glazing firm was fined after a worker fell from the roof of a van, causing severe head injuries.

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Firm fined after worker’s hand was caught in machinery

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A Northampton luxury kitchen manufacturer, Bespoke in Oak Limited, was sentenced on 12 January 2016 after a worker had two fingers amputated following an industrial accident.  The incident occurred on 31st October 2014 when the worker caught his dominant right hand on a revolving cutting block.

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School in court over science experiment injury

Monday, January 11, 2016

A chemistry laboratory technician lost parts of three fingers and sustained a serious internal injury while preparing a highly sensitive explosive for use in a ‘fireworks’ demonstration to a class of children.

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Takeaway shop fined for failure to produce ELCI

Monday, January 11, 2016

A takeaway shop was fined after for failure to produce an ELCI (Employers Liability Compulsory Insurance) certificate.

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Council sentenced after vulnerable man choked to death

Friday, January 8, 2016

A council has been prosecuted after the death of a vulnerable day visitor to one of its care centres.

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Construction firms fined over electric shocks to workers

Friday, January 8, 2016

Two companies have been sentenced after a construction worker suffered life changing injuries when he received an electric shock from an overhead power line.

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Housing trust in court after mower mangles worker’s hand

Thursday, January 7, 2016

A Tameside housing trust has been fined after a worker suffered severe injuries to his left hand when it was struck by a metal blade on a ride-on mower. 

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