HSE International

Experts say increasing penalties for health and safety offences continue with new manslaughter sentencing guidelines

The manslaughter sentencing guidelines are set to contribute to the growing trend of stronger penalties for health and safety offences in the workplace…

Wakefield engineering firm in court after agency worker injures hand on lathe

Hallamshire Engineering Service Ltd of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, pleaded guilty to breaching Section 3 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974…

West Coast Corrugated in court after reversing fork lift truck struck worker

West Coast Corrugated Ltd failed to consider the risk created by vehicles and pedestrians operating in the same area. The company pleaded guilty to breach..

T Broom Construction fined after employee Ryan Sartin broke his pelvis and wrist falling 5m through roof

On 23 June 2016, Ryan Sartin was repairing a roof at Home Farm, Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset, when he fell 5m through a fragile roof onto concrete flooring..

Engineering firm fined after inadequate controls lead to employees suffering from Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

One worker was undertaking a significant amount of grinding and polishing. Despite reporting his HAVS symptoms, his supervisor instructed him to continue…

Dale Pike sentenced to prison following death of Gareth Pugh at Peterstone Lakes Golf Club

‘Boss Golf Balls’ founder Dale Pike was sentenced to prison after employee Gareth Pugh drowned while diving to collect golf balls at Peterstone Lakes Golf..

Maxi Haulage fined £100k after worker suffers crush injuries, including a fractured skull

In 2015, a 6m piece of metal ducting, weighing 28kg, fell from the top deck of a trailer, hitting the worker on his head. Maxi Haulage pleaded guilty to…

Concrete manufacturer fined after worker, Sukhdev Kundi, died 3 years after breaking his spine in fall

Meadows WR LLP (MWR) has been fined after Sukhdev Kundi fell from a stepladder in 2012. He broke his spine in three places, was paralysed from the chest…

London construction contractors fined after worker, 64, fell over 3m through scaffold board

Sager Construction Limited (SCL) and Shaun Dixon Services Ltd (SDSL) were found guilty of breaching the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations…

Lancashire firm in court after worker fractured ankle when machine toppled over and crushed his leg

Lancashire based company, Spectral Colours Limited (SCL), pleaded guilty of breaching health and safety regulations, was fined £3000 and was ordered to…