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.

 

 

28th August 2020

Landscaping company fined after worker suffers head injuries

A company specialising in landscaping and garden machinery has been fined following an incident where a worker suffered head injuries on site at a school in […]
27th August 2020

Isle of Wight worker dies during demolition project

Three construction companies have been fined after a worker suffered fatal injuries while demolishing a two-storey building in preparation for a development project. Portsmouth Crown Court […]
21st August 2020

Bakery fined after worker suffers serious hand injury in workplace incident

A bakery has been fined after an employee amputated his right hand on a bagel production line. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard how the employee was able […]
21st August 2020

Manfufacturing firm fined after employee fatally crushed

A company, which manufactures adhesive tape, has been fined after a worker was fatally injured while operating a rewind slitting machine. Luton Magistrates Court heard how […]
14th August 2020

A Building Contractor was sentenced after a subcontractor sustained significant head injuries in a fall from height

Brebner and Williamson Limited has been fined following an incident where John Niven, a self-employed subcontractor fell 15 feet from a youngman board, which had been […]
7th August 2020

Powder Coating company fined after worker suffers serious back injury

A powder coating company has been fined after a worker in a factory in Poole, Dorset suffered shattered lumbar vertebrae and had to be kept in […]
29th July 2020

Company fined after an employee died and another worker was seriously injured

Concrete manufacturer Treanor Pujol Ltd was sentenced for safety breaches following two separate incidents including the death of an employee and series injuries to a second […]
20th July 2020

Council fined following fatality caused by a tree branch striking a moving vehicle

Wirral Borough Council has been fined after a branch from a tree fell and struck the vehicle of a pregnant mother while she was driving with […]
9th July 2020

Motor sales company and occupational health provider fined

Motor sales company, Perrys Motor Sales Ltd (PMS) and Occupational Health & Safety Consultants, S & Ash Ltd (previously known as Sound Advice Safety and Health […]
30th June 2020

Consultant fined for providing incompetent health and safety advice

A self-employed consultant was fined for breach of legislation for providing health and safety advice on technical and complex matters while not being qualified to advise […]
11th June 2020

HSE to Prosecute Lightwater Valley Attractions

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has informed Lightwater Valley Attractions Ltd that it will be prosecuted after a seven-year-old boy was ejected from a Twister […]
11th June 2020

Manufacturing company fined after worker fatally injured

IFG Drake Ltd has been fined after a worker suffered fatal crush injuries whilst working on a machine at the site in Huddersfield. Leeds Crown Court […]