prosecutions

12th May 2016

Cambridgeshire food firm fined £800,000

A Cambridgeshire based frozen food manufacturer has been fined £800,000 and ordered to pay £12,831 costs after an employee became entangled in the machinery and his arm was almost severed whilst attempting to check the condition of the head roller on a bypass conveyor. In an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the incident, it was found that the conveyor did not have the correct guards fitted. A risk assessment of the machine by the company failed to recognise the danger

11th May 2016

Dorset businessman ran an illegal waste transfer station

A Dorset businessman has been found guilty of operating an illegal waste transfer station, at which untreated sewage waste was stored and “bulked up”. Checks by the Environment Agency  showed the company failed to keep proper waste transfer notes, out of over three thousand such notes less than one hundred contained appropriate information, that procedures were inadequate and that staff working for the company hadn’t been properly trained. The company is now facing fines and costs of more than £40,000.

10th May 2016

Suffolk cargo handling company has been fined £100,000

A Suffolk cargo handling company has been fined £100,000 and ordered to pay £9,938 costs after an employee suffered serious injury when a one tonne sheet of marble fell on him as he assisting a fork lift truck operator to move it from a container.