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.

 

 

11th January 2021

Company fined after machine operator suffered serious leg injury

A titanium supplier has been fined after an employee sustained multiple fractures to his leg whilst operating a metal cutting band saw machine. Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court […]
11th January 2021

HSE to prosecute following Birmingham fatal wall collapse in 2016

A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecution is being brought against two companies after five workers were fatally injured and another seriously injured at a site […]
11th January 2021

Engineering company sentenced after apprentice narrowly escapes serious injury

A plant hire company has been fined after an apprentice avoided a potentially fatal crush injury from a mobile crane. During proceedings at Knights Chamber, Nightingale […]
11th January 2021

Engineering firm sentenced after employee suffers permanent nerve damage

An engineering company has been fined after a worker was diagnosed with hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard that prior to 22 October 2018, […]
11th January 2021

Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service accepts Crown Censure after prison officers sustain serious burns in training exercise

Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service (HMPPS) has been issued with a Crown Censure by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after nine prison officers suffered […]
11th January 2021

Company sentenced after worker injured in fall from roof

A conservatory and window fitting company has been sentenced after a worker, who was replacing a conservatory roof in adverse weather conditions at a property in […]
11th January 2021

Steel manufacturer fined after employee suffered serious arm injury

Icon Fabrications Limited has been fined following an incident where an apprentice employee caught his hand in a drill and sustained serious fractures to his left […]
11th January 2021

Property developer sentenced following excavation collapse

The sole director of a Norfolk based property development firm has been sentenced for the unsafe excavation of land beneath occupied properties. Norwich Crown Court heard […]
11th January 2021

Plastics manufacturer fined after employee was injured by machinery

A plastics manufacturer, who specialises in the manufacturing of traffic barriers and cones, has been fined after an employee’s finger was severed due to inadequately guarded […]
11th January 2021

Construction company fined after a dumper truck overturned trapping an employee

A construction company was fined after a driver was trapped when a dumper truck overturned at a site in Liskeard, Cornwall. Plymouth Magistrates’ Court heard how […]
11th January 2021

Company director and project manager sentenced after construction worker sustained fatal crush injuries

A company director and project manager were sentenced after an untrained and unsupervised worker was killed when the forward tipping dumper truck he was operating overturned. […]
11th January 2021

Waste recycling company fined after employee fatally injured

Enva Scotland Limited has been fined following an incident where a 28-year-old employee, Martin Kane, was fatally injured whilst cleaning a mobile shredder. Paisley Sheriff Court […]