HSE International

Pyeroy Ltd fined after MEWP incident leads to death of worker Keith Stevens

In October 2013, Pyeroy Ltd employee Keith Stevens was helping to dismantle temporary roofing at Devonport Naval Base using a MEWP…

Worker punctures lungs falling 8m through Salford storage shed roof

The man fell through a timber storage shed roof in 2016 and suffered multiple injuries including a broken leg, elbow and ribs. He punctured his lungs and also had his spleen removed as a result of the fall…

Vertellus fined after uncontrolled chemical fire involving Vitride

In May 2014, the large fire at a Vertellus premises involved large quantities of dangerous substances including Vitride, and was declared a major incident..

Hard line HSE prosecution strategy may push firms into bankruptcy

Companies could face bankruptcy from fines for health and safety offences (up to £4m for medium sized firms), while also bearing the cost of contested cases

Two companies fined after electrical worker suffers extensive burns

The man, employed by Park, Gate and Company Ltd (PGC), cut a live cable while carrying out electrical work and suffered burns to his face, arms and hands…

G & S Roofing fined for safety failings despite public reports and prohibition notices

Concerns were raised by members of the public about work at height carried out by G & S Roofing Ltd. The company twice ignored written advice from HSE…

Thermal Engineering Ltd fined after worker Chris Davis injured his hand on metalworking lathe

Chris Davis, 63, was working at the Thermal Engineering Ltd site in Royson, when his hand became entangled in a manually operated metalworking lathe…

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…

SUEZ fined after recycling worker scalded by hot ash and water

The worker was injured on 17 October 2014, when he was seriously scalded by hot ash and water at the Stockton-on-Tees site of SUEZ…

Stranraer groundwork company fined after worker fractures back falling through fragile skylight

Stranraer based McKeown Groundworks Limited has been fined after a worker fell over seven metres through a fragile roof. He suffered a compression fracture…