24th November 2015

Sheffield firm special materials firm fined £160,000

A Sheffield firm special materials firm was fined £160,000, with costs of £72,321 following the death, in August 2011, of an employee who was struck by a load on a moving crane.

An investigation by HSE found that found that the company had not reviewed risk assessments and safe systems of work for nine years. Many employees who operated cranes had received no refresher training for between six and ten years and the training programme for new starters was inadequate

23rd November 2015

Teesside port operating company fined £400,000

A Teesside port operating company was fined £400,000 and ordered to pay £107,684 following the death, in September 2012, of an agency worker who fell eight metres onto the steel deck of a ship’s hold.

20th November 2015

High Wycombe company fined

A High Wycombe commercial vehicle company was fined £166,000, and ordered to pay £46,500 for failing to provide a safe place for its staff to work which led to the death of one its employees in January 2014.

The deceased was hit by a heavy goods vehicle whose driver could not see what was immediately (up to six metres) in front of him, as the front grill of the HGV he was driving was raised. HSE stated that the fatality could have been prevented had the risks from the movement of heavy goods vehicles at this site been properly considered and effective segregation of pedestrians from moving vehicles been provided.