A few little prosecutions

Published on: 21st Sep 2015

The Health and Safety Executive prosecutes for various offences from lack of risk assessments to fatalities. Here are a few recent ones.

Name of Company

Fines issued

Costs awarded


DS Smith Paper



Employee died when he became trapped in an unguarded conveyor belt.




Failure to manage the risks from Legionella bacteria from cooling towers.

Grangemouth Oil Refinery



Worker sprayed in face by leaking low pressure steam valve.

Macdet Hygiene Services



Lone worker fell off a roof. No risk assessments.

David Watson Transport



Worker fell off an unsecured ladder and died. “Cut and paste” risk assessments not suitable.

Coopers Services Ltd



Worker died when a trench fell on him. Failure to plan and manage the job properly.

Aberdeen City Council



Child unconscious at bottom of swimming pool.

Total UK Ltd



Worker dies in refinery fire. Lack of suitable risk assessments.

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