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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