HSE International

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…

Suspended jail sentence after Ramsgate building collapses during demolition

The building at the High Street, Ramsgate, Kent was owned by Panther AL (VAT) Limited. Martin Elmes was contracted to undertake the demolition work…

Holt JCB fined after industrial digger wheel crushes worker’s feet

The man was working for Holt JCB Limited at a site on Port Talbot, when the JCB digger wheel, weighing more than 400kg, fell onto his feet. He suffered broken bones in both feet…