Recent Prosecutions

It is paramount to ensure your Health and Safety procedures in place are robust enough to protect you, your business and your workforce from accidents occurring, particularly in the current harsh economic climate. CQMS Ltd urges all employers to review their arrangements and procedures, supervision and competency of employees to ensure they are doing all they reasonably can to prevent workplace injuries and dangerous occurrences.

The cases outlined below have been taken from the press and are provided as a stark reminder of what can happen when those arrangements are inadequate.

 

 

20th January 2021

London borough council fined after child sustains fatal injuries at playground

London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council has been sentenced after a five-year-old girl died when playground equipment collapsed on top of her at Mile End Park. […]
20th January 2021

Company director sentenced after worker sustains serious crush injuries

The director of a construction company has been sentenced after a sub-contractor suffered serious injuries when a stack of plasterboards fell on him at a construction […]
20th January 2021

Company fined after worker traps arm in machine

Nestlé UK Ltd was sentenced for breaching health and safety regulations after an employee was dragged into a machine on the production line of their Albion […]
20th January 2021

Sawmill firm sentenced after serious hand injury

A company has been sentenced after a worker was seriously injured when his hand came into contact with a rotating bandsaw blade. Blackpool Magistrates’ court heard […]
11th January 2021

Precision tool manufacturer fined after worker severs finger

L.S. Starrett Company Limited, a precision tool manufacturer, has been fined after an employee’s index finger was severed and his thumb deeply lacerated in an incident […]
11th January 2021

Company fined after putting workers at risk of a fall from height

A roofing contractor has been fined after a health and safety inspector came across two workers jet washing a steeply pitched roof on a house without […]
11th January 2021

Groundworks company fined after employee suffers multiple leg fractures in workplace incident

A groundworks company has been fined after an employee was injured when he was struck by a metal bow shackle whilst laying a sewer pipe. Luton […]
11th January 2021

Yoghurt and dessert manufacturer prosecuted after agency worker’s fingers amputated

A food company specialising in dairy products has been prosecuted after an agency worker suffered severe injuries when their fingers were caught in machinery. Walsall Magistrates’ […]
11th January 2021

Theme park fined after child seriously injured on a ride

Lightwater Valley Attractions Ltd has been fined following an incident where a child was thrown from its Twister ride. York Magistrates’ Court heard that on 30 […]
11th January 2021

Company fined after worker suffers crush injury

Chemical company, Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Ltd (Reckitt Benckiser Ltd), was fined for safety breaches after a worker had his left arm crushed in a bottle […]
11th January 2021

Company fined after worker develops serious respiratory illness

An engineering company has been fined after a worker developed hypersensitive pneumonitis, a serious and irreversible respiratory illness, as a result of occupational exposure to welding […]
11th January 2021

Housing association sentenced after employees suffer debilitating nerve damage

Liverpool housing association company Onward Homes Ltd has been fined after four employees developed a debilitating nerve condition over a period of several years. Liverpool Magistrates’ […]