A few little prosecutions
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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