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11th July 2016

Ship repair company fined £45,000

A Portsmouth ship building and repair company has been fined £45,000 and ordered to pay £9,000 costs following the death of a worker who was hit by a mooring rope. He suffered significant head injuries as a result of the rope breaking under tension and striking him. He was not part of the work activity, but was standing in the danger area of the operation.

An investigation by the HSE into the incident which occurred in November 2012 found that there was no management of safety during the activity, or any suitable and sufficient risk assessment.