HSE International

Caring Homes fined after death of elderly resident who fell 4m out of window

The 87-year-old was staying at the Coppice Lea Nursing home, Surrey, run by Caring Homes Healthcare Group Limited. In October 2013, she fell four metres through her window…

CMF fined after worker, Richard Laco, fatally crushed by concrete staircase

Richard Laco had been contracted by CMF to work on the Frances Crick Institute project. He was fatally crushed on 6 November 2013 by a concrete staircase that was in the process of being installed…

Essar Oil fined £1.65m after explosion at Stanlow refinery, Ellesmere Port

The blast took place in the early hours of November 14, 2013, causing damage totalling more than £20m. Essar Oil failed to take necessary measures to…

One worker injured “every week” on AWPR bypass

A new report reveals that on average, at least one labourer a week has been hurt since the commencement of the £745m Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) project…

Two companies fined following unsafe asbestos investigation in Surrey

Work was carried out on a property in Leatherhead, Surrey without establishing the location, presence and extent of asbestos containing materials on site…

Public complaints lead to health and safety fines for London contractor

The Health & Safety Executive found Malik Contractors and Engineers Ltd breaching health and safety legislations on numerous visit to the site in Essex…

Salford labourer fractured neck and back after refurbishment project wall collapse

An investigation found that Workspace Design and Build Ltd of Manchester One had no suitable risk assessment in place, nor was adequate PPE being worn by…

Prosecution for Contractor and Director after worker dies in six storey lift shaft fall

The man was not wearing a harness and died instantly when the chain supporting the lift car broke. Another worker survived but sustained serious injuries…

Sentence after butler fatally crushed in lift incident at historic stately home

Arthur Mellar, a butler at Burghley House in Stamford, was killed in July 2014 when a luggage lift descended on him while he was trying to free an item…

Estate agents fined after house hunter fell 30ft down a well

During an open house viewing in April 2016, Lucy Driver stepped onto a wooden board covering the well. The board collapsed and she fell 30ft down the well…