A Lincolnshire oil refinery company was fined £1.2 million and ordered to pay £20,450 following sentencing for an incident which occurred in October 2013. Two workers, who were re-assembling pipework following maintenance of a turbine driven pump, suffered life-changing injuries from an uncontrolled release of high pressure and high temperature steam.
A London-based relocation and refurbishment company has been fined £1.1 million and ordered to pay costs of £68,116 following sentencing for an incident which occurred in September 2016. An engineer, who was testing a sprinkler system for leaks, was seriously injured when he fell from height.
A Chesterfield poultry processing company was fined £300,000 and ordered to pay £5,046 costs after an agency worker had her thumb severed on a moving part of a processing line. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found there was no emergency stop for the worker to stop the conveyor from her working position when she became caught in it.
A Kent waste management company has been fined £400,000 after an employee suffered life changing injuries. The injured employee was working as banksman, assisting a lorry to manoeuvre into a bay when a shovel loader reversed out of the bay, knocking him to the ground and driving over the lower half of his body. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the company had failed to organise the workplace in such a way that pedestrians and vehicles could circulate in a safe manner.