Reports from the courts of fines and penalties imposed for breaches of the HSW Act
Two firms have been prosecuted after a labourer suffered multiple injuries in a fall from unguarded scaffolding.
Ten metre fall
Two companies have been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered life-changing injuries when he plunged ten metres through a perspex rooflight onto a concrete floor at a Hertfordshire farm.
Widespread asbestos contamination
A decorating company has been fined after it exposed employees, agency staff and members of the public to potentially fatal asbestos material.
Wienerberger Limited has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he fell from the roof of an industrial brick oven at a site in Bishop Auckland.
A Burton-on-Trent tyre collection and recycling company has been fined after a teenage worker was seriously injured when he was hit by a falling stack of tyres.
A submarine maintenance company has been fined after a labourer crushed his hand while working on a submarine refit project at Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth.
A Swanley firm has been prosecuted after a worker at its warehouse was injured after being crushed between a forklift truck and a pallet of paper goods.
Didn’t learn from past
An Ilkeston food company has been fined after an employee severed the tip of his finger in a mincing machine.
No safe system
A civil engineering firm has been prosecuted after a construction worker had his left leg broken by the whiplash of an industrial hose being used in a tunnelling project beneath the Dorchester Hotel in central London.
Collapse of excavation
A Kent construction company has been fined for unsafe excavation work after a worker was seriously injured at a building site in Cranbrook.
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