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Monthly Archives: November 2022

Crush Injuries Prosecution

Crush Injuries Prosecution

30/11/2022

Crush injuries prosecution for a demolition company and its director.  A demolition firm has been fined and one of its directors ordered to do 250 hours of unpaid work after a 20-year-old worker was crushed. Ace Demolition Services Limited had been contracted by Southend Borough Council to demolish Futures Community College, on Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea. […]


Amputations lead to fines

Amputations lead to fines

15/11/2022

Amputations lead to fines for a Leeds waste management business.  A scrap metal company has been fined for safety breaches after a worker lost parts of four fingers while operating poorly maintained machinery. On 27 March 2020, a man working for Infinity Metals Limited suffered amputations to multiple fingers while operating the machinery at Vickerdale […]


Costly Collision

Costly Collision

14/11/2022

A costly collision has resulted in three companies being given six-figure fines after a driver was crushed between a reversing HGV and a forklift truck in a warehouse beside Heathrow Airport. An employee of Davies Turner Air Cargo Limited was collecting a consignment from Airworld Airlines Limited’s site at the X2 Hatton Cross Centre, which […]


Pollution Enforcement Undertaking

Pollution Enforcement Undertaking

10/11/2022

A company which handles hazardous waste has agreed a pollution enforcement undertaking following groundwater contamination.  The company made a payment of £25,000 to an environmental charity following the contamination of groundwater at its site. Augean South Limited of Stamford Road, Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire also paid £11,058.90 to cover the costs of the Environment Agency investigation. […]


Electric Shock Prosecutions

Electric Shock Prosecutions

08/11/2022

Electric shock prosecutions by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) highlight the dangers of working near overhead power cables. A construction company and two workers have been sentenced after a worker suffered an electric shock whilst working on a farm. On 30 September 2019, an employee of Connop and Son Limited was working on Worton […]


Director’s Fire Risk Failings

Director’s Fire Risk Failings

03/11/2022

A company director’s fire risk failings were identified during an HSE site visit.  A building contractor has been fined £600,000 and its director has been ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work and fined £4,200 following serious and repeated failings in managing the risk of fire during work at a construction site. In January […]


Nestle Newcastle Factory Fine

Nestle Newcastle Factory Fine

02/11/2022

Nestle Newcastle factory fine after an employee suffered life-changing injuries.  The incident happened on 30 November 2020 when the man was drawn into a roller mechanism on a conveyor machine. South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard how the maintenance technician was investigating a problem on the conveyor belt of a machine used to make chocolate sweets. […]


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