Top 10 Health & Safety Prosecutions of 2019

13 Jan

As a result of 147 deaths and 581,000 non-fatal injuries in the workplace, last year saw a staggering £54.5 million in fines issued to duty holders found guilty of health and safety offences. Read on to learn more about these prosecutions.

1. Chevron was fined £5m after four contractors were killed in a refinery explosion.

2. DB Cargo was fined £2.7m after a 13-year-old boy was electrocuted by overhead lines.

3. DHL was fined £2.6m after a worker was crushed to death by falling tyres.

4. Celsa was fined £1.8m after a steelworks blast killed two men.

5. Karro Foods was fined £1.8m after two workers fell through a skylight.

6. Two firms (Synergy Housing and Orona) were fined over £1.5m after a child was killed by a lift.

7. Hampshire County Council was fined £1.4m after a six-year-old girl sustained serious head injuries playing on an unsecured street bollard.

8. 2 Sisters Food was fined £1.4m after a worker was crushed unblocking a machine on a poultry line.

9. Clancy Docwra was fined £1m after a worker was killed by an excavator.

10. Veolia was fined £1m after a worker died when he was run over by a reversing vehicle.

Source: HSE Press Releases

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