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A few little prosecutions

The Health and Safety Executive prosecutes for various offences from lack of risk assessments to fatalities. Here are a few recent ones.

Name of Company Fines issued Costs awarded Reasons
DS Smith Paper £400,000 £34,761 Employee died when he became trapped in an unguarded conveyor belt.
Coilcolour £75,000 £28,393 Failure to manage the risks from Legionella bacteria from cooling towers.
Grangemouth Oil Refinery £24,000   Worker sprayed in face by leaking low pressure steam valve.
Macdet Hygiene Services £12,000 £3,687 Lone worker fell off a roof. No risk assessments.
David Watson Transport £150,000 £88,030 Worker fell off an unsecured ladder and died. “Cut and paste” risk assessments not suitable.
Coopers Services Ltd £75,000 £25,000 Worker died when a trench fell on him. Failure to plan and manage the job properly.
Aberdeen City Council £9,000   Child unconscious at bottom of swimming pool.
Total UK Ltd £1.4m £34,084.05 Worker dies in refinery fire. Lack of suitable risk assessments.

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