Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the right to life and COVID-19

Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights states: “Everyone’s right to life shall be protected by law. No one should be deprived of his life intentionally save in the execution of the sentence of a court following his conviction of a crime for which this penalty is provided by law”. Everyone’s right to […]

Fatality results in guilty verdict under the Health & Safety at Work Act

We were retained to advise a freight forwarding company being investigated by the police and Health & Safety Executive in relation to the death of a subcontractor who had been employed to clean their warehouse roof.  Sadly the subcontractor’s employee fell through a skylight onto a concrete floor 12 metres below and sustained fatal injuries.  Although […]

Moore Blatch help to reduce clients fine in HSE v Huhtamaki (UK) Limited

Failure to adequately guard moving parts of machinery.  An experienced and well-trained employee suffered a serious injury to a finger whilst feeding in plastic sheeting onto a pin-chain mechanism.  Contrary to the company’s standard operating procedure, the employee hand-fed the plastic onto the mechanism causing his glove to be caught and his finger “pinned” by […]