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 […]
Evercreech Park Farms Ltd was recently fined £16,000 and ordered to pay legal costs of just under £3,500 for a breach of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.
Otis was ordered to pay a total of £545,000 fines and costs for failure to maintain lifts in three local authority tower blocks after two men fell to their death through lift landing doors.
The defendant was convicted of an offence under the Health & Safety at Work Act and fined £1,260, after a young employee suffered serious arm and shoulder injuries when clearing woodland.
The General Manager of a marine company was prosecuted after an incident which left a trainee employee with a fractured ankle.
Two polish workers were killed in agricultural machinery. Fines and costs exceeded £100,000.
The defendant was prosecuted after an employee fell from a height and died whilst attempting to release the machine. A guilty plea resulted in £150,000 fine and £26,000 costs.
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 […]
A self-employed interior shop designer was investigated for possible breaches of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 due to the death of a customer falling down a flight of stairs in one of the shops that she had recently designed.
Biffa Waste Services was fined £190,000 and ordered to pay compensation of £10,000 and £50,000 towards prosecution costs, following the death of a non-employee totter who was hit by a reversing shovel loader.
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 […]
Willowbrook were carrying out site clearance and construction works when an untrained employee drove a mechanical shovel causing crushing injuries to the leg of another employee leading to amputation.
Prosecution against Balfour Beatty Rail Infrastucture Services following the fatal electrocution of a track worker at Oakley, Hampshire in 2003. The defendant was fined £180,000 and ordered to pay £73,000 in costs.
MD of a Southampton stone cutting company was convicted of manslaughter following the death of an employee from fatal head injuries. He was fined £70,000 and received a 2-year suspended sentence.
Veolia was fined £130,000 and ordered to pay costs of £220,000 after the jury found the company guilty of breaching sections of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 following the death of an employee when a 1,100 litre recycling bin fell on his head from a refuse lorry.
A bakery assistant was killed outright when a dough mixer fell on him during maintenance. The defendant was fined £35,000 plus costs.
Rok Build was fined £175,000 plus costs and Blackmore fined £5,000 for allowing unsupervised and unqualified employees to use construction vehicles, which resulted in a young man being rendered paraplegic.
Ford Motor Company was fined £300,000 following the death of a sub-contractor at its premises.