3rd November 2016

Developer fined £600,000

The Principal Contractor, of a Putney, London, development was fined £600,000 and ordered to pay costs of £14,935. following the death of a worker died and two others being badly injured when a temporary platform collapsed. The platform, which were part of ‘temporary works’ was neither built to an agreed safe design, nor was the quality of the build checked by those in control of the site, even though they were crucial to the safety of workers on upper floors.

26th October 2016

Norfolk drilling contractors fined £214,000

Two Norfolk-based companies have been fined a total of £214,000 with combined costs of £13,081 after a worker suffered life-changing injuries following an overhead power line strike. A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation into the incident found that neither company had taken effective precautions to prevent work equipment, including the mast of the drilling rig, which was capable of extending to a height greater than that of the powerlines, from coming into contact them.

26th October 2016

Kent recycling firm fined £300,000

A Kent based recycling company has been fined £300,000 and ordered to pay £8,903 after a worker was injured whilst repairing a shredder. A plant mechanic was kneeling on a conveyor belt inside the shredder when it restarted and he was thrown from the machine. He suffered a fractured right leg and left arm.