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

Reasons

DS Smith Paper

£400,000

£34,761

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

Coilcolour

£75,000

£28,393

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

Grangemouth Oil Refinery

£24,000

 

Worker sprayed in face by leaking low pressure steam valve.

Macdet Hygiene Services

£12,000

£3,687

Lone worker fell off a roof. No risk assessments.

David Watson Transport

£150,000

£88,030

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

Coopers Services Ltd

£75,000

£25,000

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

Aberdeen City Council

£9,000

 

Child unconscious at bottom of swimming pool.

Total UK Ltd

£1.4m

£34,084.05

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

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