prosecutions

10th June 2016

Wrexham company fined £250,000

A Wrexham coach company has been fined £250,000 and ordered to pay costs of £3,068 after it repeatedly failed to comply with legal notices to get its lifting equipment examined. An inspection, carried out in 2015. revealed overdue Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) examinations on fourteen items. An improvement notice was served, and extended twice, and still resulted in a failure to comply. It was also noted that an improvement notice had been served on the company in 2011.

2nd June 2016

Derbyshire waste management company fined £300,000

A Derbyshire waste management and plant hire company has been fined £300,000 and ordered to pay costs of £50,737 after a worker was fatally crushed between two vehicles while refuelling. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the incident, which occurred in 2013, found there were no marked or identified vehicle and pedestrian routes. There were no rules or control of reversing manoeuvres, and the lighting at the site was poor and below the required standard.

2nd June 2016

Energy company fined £1.75 Million

An energy company was fined £1.75 Million after a worker was seriously scalded at a power station when he opened a faulty valve which emitted high pressure, high temperature steam. He sustained serious burns to his chest and legs. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the incident, which happened in 2013, found that the company was aware of the defect but did not ensure appropriate steps were taken to either repair or remove the valve from use.