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31st October 2016

Health and Safety Prosecution Fines on the Increase

After decades of relatively stable and predictable fines, the tide is now rising rapidly following the introduction of the sentencing guidelines in February this year, with the value of fines imposed by the HSE without doubt on the rise. The total value of fines imposed has risen by 43 per cent compared to the same […]

26th October 2016

£300,000 fine for firm not following correct PUWER procedures

A recycling company based in Kent has incurred a significant fine following an injury to a worker who was repairing a shredder. On 7th October 2013, a plant mechanic employed by recycling firm, Countryside Recycling Limited, commenced remedial works on the machine after the metal roof plate of the hammer drum has become detached. The […]

5th October 2016

Company fined £1m following death of lone worker

A manufacturing company based in Hemel Hampstead has been fined £1million after a worker was crushed to death by falling machinery. Colin Reddish from Lincolnshire was involved in moving a large CNC milling machine within the company’s Grantham factory on 30 April 2015,  when it overturned, crushing him fatally. The machine had been lifted using […]

13th April 2016

Man jailed for six years following fatal fall

One man has been jailed for six years and another for eight months after two incidents on the same day left one man dead and another with life-changing injuries, after falls from a roof they were repairing. Allan Thomson was jailed for six years and fined £400,000 after he and his company Building and Dismantling […]