HSE International

North West based ESL Fuels fined after oil tank blast

During a waste oil recovery process, ESL Fuels contractors cut into a sealed pipe, which caused flammable gases within the pipe to ignite and blast the lid …

Manslaughter charges for men in connection with death of carpenter David Clark

Michael Holland, 69, and Grant Oakes, 46, were found guilty and sentenced to nine months in prison respectively, after the death of David Clark in 2014 …

Scaffold inspectors in court after fake certificates lead to worker fracturing spine

The scaffolding had been signed off as safe for use by Stephen Harper and Garry Arnold. Both men appeared at Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court …

Iceland fined £2.5 million after death of worker, Tony Hopkins, at Rotherham store

Iceland Foods has been fined £2.5 million after contractor Tony Hopkins, 58, fell 3m through a suspended ceiling and died as a result of his injuries …

Engineering firm in court after worker diagnosed with HAVS

The employee, 29, working at Taylor Engineering and Plastics Limited, was exposed to vibration from tools used to sand components. An investigation …

Drinks dispenser gas supplier in court after cylinder explosion causes serious injury

J & R Gases, a beverage gas supply company, has been fined after a gas cylinder exploded, leaving a worker with life-changing leg injuries…

Although fines have risen, prosecutions for health and safety crimes have fallen

Hugh Robertson, Senior Policy Officer for Health and Safety at the TUC, discusses concerns with the sharp decline (21%) in HSE prosecutions last year …

Olympic Varnish Company fined after employee suffered burns

The Olympic Varnish Company worker suffered burn injuries following a fire caused by use of highly flammable liquid to clean rollers on a coating machine …

Kirkbean farming firm prosecuted after boy, 8, loses part of his leg

The boy, 8, was sat on a all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on Airdie farm, Kirkbean. He fell from the ATV and was later found with injuries to his lower right leg ..

Companies plead guilty to breaching Work at Height Regulations after sub-contractor’s fatal 7 meter fall

On 20 July 2012, the sub-contractor working for Quality 1st Building Services Ltd was undertaking remedial work to a roof at a domestic property …