SI 2018/635
29th May 2018
Waste paper company fined £250,000
4th June 2018

Luxury yacht builder fined £167,000

A luxury yacht building company has been fined £167,000 and ordered to pay costs of £7,000 and a victim surcharge of £120 following an incident in which an engineer lost consciousness after being struck on the back of the head by a solid metal bracket.  The engineer was working under the hull of a twenty-six metre long yacht adjusting the height of a prop when the bracket came free. The engineer suffered a large laceration to the top of his head and lost consciousness. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the incident, which occurred on 28 January 2016, found that the company failed to provide a safe system of work to ensure safety during the task of realigning the brackets on the hull of the yacht.