Health and Safety Executive press releases 2016
- 28/01/16: Firm fined for safety failings after worker fell from dumper truck
A civil engineering company was fined after a worker fell from his dumper truck suffering a fracture to his spine.
- 28/01/16: Runcorn firm sentenced after HGV crushes worker to death
A Runcorn haulage firm has been ordered to pay £90,000 in fines and costs after an employee was crushed to death by a runaway lorry.
- 27/01/16: Worker killed whilst assisting a reversing lorry
A company based in Whitchurch has been fined for safety failings after the death of an employee.
- 27/01/16: Plymouth builder’s illegal work on gas boiler put family at risk
A Plymouth builder who was not registered to work on gas appliances risked the lives of a family when he carried out building works.
- 27/01/16: Staffordshire firm fined after worker loses arm
A Staffordshire farming firm has been sentenced for safety failings after a Polish worker had to have his arm amputated when it was caught in the rollers of a potato grading machine.
- 27/01/16: Power company fined £1m after runner electrocuted
A company which maintains the power distribution supplies to London, the South East and East of England has been fined £1million after a runner was electrocuted by a low-hanging high voltage power cable.
- 26/01/16: North West business leaders have their say as ‘working well’ roadshow arrives in Liverpool
Liverpool hosted scores of business leaders, worker representatives and regulators from across the North West to discuss how to help more people come home safe and well from their jobs.
- 26/01/16: Charges over steel collapse incident – four deaths
The Health and Safety Executive has charged four parties with safety offences relating to the deaths of Thomas and Daniel Hazelton, Adam Taylor and Peter Johnson on 21 January 2011.
- 26/01/16: Waste recycling firm fined after worker injured
A London based waste recycling company, specialising in the recycling metal, has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured whilst replacing a seal on a scrap metal baling ram.
- 26/01/16: West Midlands Police fined over officer injury
The Office of Chief Constable of West Midlands Police has been sentenced for a health and safety offence after a serving officer was injured while disposing of weaponry.
- 26/01/16: Firm fined for safety failings after worker fell four metres from scaffolding
An East Anglian Scaffolding company was fined after a worker fell over four metres suffering severe injuries.
- 25/01/16: Midlands business leaders turn out as Birmingham hosts ‘working well’ roadshow
There was a healthy turnout in Birmingham on Monday as business leaders, worker representatives and regulators from across the Midlands met to discuss how to help more people come home safe and well from their jobs.
- 25/01/16: National gas distributor fined after worker gets trapped in gas cloud
One of the UK’s largest national gas distributors was sentenced today after a worker became trapped in a ruptured gas main.
- 25/01/16: Major construction firm fined £1million after death of worker
Construction firm Balfour Beatty has been fined after a worker lost his life whilst repairing a central reservation barrier damaged in a road traffic collision.
- 25/01/16: Man fined after exposing employees to asbestos
An employee exposed his workers to asbestos fibres during the refurbishment of a social club in Ashington, Northumberland.
- 25/01/16: Firm fined after worker suffered fatal crush injuries
Clydeport Operations Limited (Clydeport) of Glasgow, has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered fatal crush injuries at their Hunterston Coal Terminal site in Ayrshire.
- 22/01/16: Construction firms sentenced after culvert collapse
Two building companies have been fined after a man was seriously injured when a structure that allows water to flow under roads collapsed on him.
- 22/01/16: Health and safety system strategy roadshow arrives in Bristol
South West business leaders and supporting organisations are meeting today (FRI) in Bristol to discuss the development of Britain’s new strategy for workplace health and safety.
- 21/01/16: NHS Trust fined after 87 year old suffers fatal injuries
Kent and Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust has been fined for safety failings after an 87 year old man suffered fatal injuries.
- 21/01/16: Port operator fined after worker injured by capstan
An Essex maritime terminal worker suffered serious injury after his arm became wrapped around a powered capstan, while mooring an ocean-going vessel.
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