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Category: Press release

HSE releases annual workplace fatalities

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces shows small change from previous years, sustaining a long term trend that has seen the rate of fatalities more than halve over the last 20 years. 

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Leeds firm in court after worker hit by crane

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A metal finishing company has been fined after a worker was seriously injured.

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Staffordshire company sentenced over cooker death

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Staffordshire animal rendering and food waste recycling company has been fined £660,000 after a worker died as he tried to fix an industrial cooker.

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Building firm fined for safety failings

Monday, June 29, 2015

A building firm has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was injured when his fingers were cut in the moving parts of a flip over saw.

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Chemical company fined for acid fumes exposure

Monday, June 29, 2015

Chemical processing company, Airdale Chemical Company Ltd, was fined after people at a neighbouring company were exposed to Nitric acid fumes.

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Norfolk chemical site fined after contractor suffered electrical burns

Monday, June 29, 2015

Chemical site operator, Bayer Crop Science Limited and an on-site electrical contractor Holmes E & M Services Ltd have been fined after an employee suffered electrical burns.

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London firm fined after worker injured in fall

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A London firm specialising in bespoke staircases has been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was injured when the personnel cage he was working in was knocked to the ground by an overhead crane.

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Scaffolding company and client fined for unsafe practices

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A property developer and the firm it contracted to erect scaffolding, have both been fined for safety breaches.

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Council sentenced after theatre injury

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Stafford Borough Council was today fined after an incident at a theatre in which a worker suffered fractured bone in his back.

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Glasgow firm fined after worker killed

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A Glasgow construction firm has been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was crushed to death when a 1.6 tonnes frame fell onto him during construction of a steel stair tower.

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Gas fitter in court for illegal gas work

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A qualified gas fitter has been fined for deliberate breaches of Gas Safety regulations despite having worked in the gas industry for many years.

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Man breaks legs at dance academy in lift shaft fall

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) has been sentenced after a member of the public fell into a vacant lift shaft.

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Roofer in court after workers potentially exposed to asbestos

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A roofer has been fined after exposing workers and the home owners to potentially deadly asbestos fibres at a domestic property in Suffolk.

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Serious injury at glass manufacturing company

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A glass company and a ventilation system engineer have both been fined after a contractor sustained life threatening injuries.

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Baker loses tip of finger

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Newcastle bakery have been fined after an incident with an unguarded machine caused a 53-year-old employee to lose the tip of his middle finger.

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HSE launches new workplace health expert committee

Monday, June 22, 2015

HSE has appointed a new committee to provide independent expert knowledge and advice on workplace health.

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Injection moulding firm fined after worker fall

Monday, June 22, 2015

 A casting and injection moulding firm has been sentenced after an employee fell from one of its machines, suffering severe injuries.

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Coach builder’s ‘reckless disregard’ for workers’ health

Monday, June 22, 2015

 National bus and coach builder Alexander Dennis Ltd. has been fined after it ignored multiple warnings about dangers to its workers’ health from overuse of hand-held power tools. 

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Farm sentenced after skylight fall

Friday, June 19, 2015

A farm company was sentenced today after admitting safety failures relating to a worker falling five and a half meters through an abattoir skylight. 

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Man loses finger on lathe

Friday, June 19, 2015

A North Shields based company, Mectronic Instruments Limited, was prosecuted after an employee injured his hand resulting in the amputation of a finger.

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