SI 2021/909
29th July 2021
SI 2021/917
4th August 2021

Glass house firm fined £333,333

An East Yorkshire vertical farming, glasshouses and energy company was fined £333,333 after a worker came into contact with an 11kV overhead power line.  The injured person had to be hospitalised having received burns to his leg and foot when a scaffold pole he was manhandling came into contact with the line. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that manual handling had occurred due to the poor condition of the site. There were also inadequate controls on site to warn of the overhead cables.