Latest Prosecutions

Published on: 4th Nov 2015

We are sharing these latest prosecutions with you to act as a reminder and warning about the responsibilities and legal obligations of business owners to ensure their compliance with health and safety regulations.

Name of Company

Fines issued

Costs awarded

Reasons

McCalls Special Products, Sheffield

£200,000

£16,804

Employee suffered fatal crush injuries when his clothing got caught in a machine which was used to apply adhesive tape to bars to stop corrosion.

Matthews Plant Hire, Wadebridge

4 year jail sentence

£10,000

Contractor died after he was electrocuted when his ladder touched an overhead power cable.

F&R Cawley, Luton

£100,000

£20,763

A worker suffered serious fractures when his arm was dragged into the rollers of a moving conveyor belt.

Hotel Chocolat, Royston

£25,000

£2521.26

A worker suffered serious hand and arm injuries whilst cleaning a machine tank.

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

£67,000

 

Failure to follow own procedures relating to the care of a patient with a history of depression.

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