Girls’ School fined after teacher seriously injured in fall from height

Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that on 9 May 2016 a teacher was conducting rigging and adjustments to spotlights and cabling in the school drama studio when he fell from a stepladder. A fellow teacher present in the room turned to find her colleague had fallen from the ladder and was unconscious on the drama studio floor having suffered multiple fractures to the skull, wrist and elbow […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Girls’ School fined after teacher seriously injured in fall from height

Contractor fined after worker fatally crushed

CMF Ltd has been fined after 31-year-old sub-contractor Richard Laco died when working on large construction project in London. Southwark Crown Court heard that Richard had been contracted by CMF to work on the Frances Crick Institute project. He was fatally crushed on 6 November 2013 by a concrete staircase that was in the process […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Contractor fined after worker fatally crushed

Food manufacturer fined after worker suffers hand injuries

SCLA Limited has been fined after a worker suffered life changing hand injuries while operating machinery. Westminster Magistrates Court heard how on 17 December 2015 the worker was working to clear a blockage on one of the noodle production lines when his index and middle fingers on his right hand were severed by the machine. […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Food manufacturer fined after worker suffers hand injuries

Company fined after worker suffers hand injuries

PD Lift Services Limited has been fined £36,000 after a worker lost his thumb while working on passenger lifts in north London. Westminster Magistrates Court heard how the worker was replacing the lifts at Tufnell Park underground station. On 26th October 2015, while lowering and guiding weights down the lift void, the load fell and […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Company fined after worker suffers hand injuries

Laing O’Rourke fined £800,000 after worker fatally crushed at Heathrow Airport

A construction firm has been sentenced following the death of Philip Griffiths at Heathrow Airport in October 2014. Southwark Crown Court heard that Philip’s brother Paul accidentally reversed into his 38-year-old sibling when the pair were trying to move a broken down scissor lift on a service road, while working for Laing O’Rourke. Paul Griffiths […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Laing O’Rourke fined £800,000 after worker fatally crushed at Heathrow Airport

Principal contractor fined for safety failings

A London based construction company has been fined for safety failings after complaints from the public Basildon Magistrates’ Court heard how Malik Contractors and Engineers Ltd were working at a site St John’s Way in Corringham, Essex in 2016 when concerned members of the public contacted the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Malik Contractors and […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Principal contractor fined for safety failings

Construction firm fined after worker fell from height

Construction company Kier Construction Limited has been fined £400,000 after a worker fell from height. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how Jair Morales was installing plywood boards covering holes on the third floor of the building when he fell a distance of 3.95m to the floor below. The court heard no steps had been taken to […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Construction firm fined after worker fell from height

Director and Company fined for lift shaft death

Two London-based companies have been fined for safety failings after one man died and another was left seriously injured falling six storeys through a lift shaft. Southwark Crown Court heard how work was being carried out to decommission a lift shaft in a building that was being converted into luxury apartments, when the chain supporting […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Director and Company fined for lift shaft death

London construction firm fined after workers injured

Leyland SDM (LSDM) Limited has been fined after four workers fell more than three and a half metres whilst carrying a ventilation unit. Westminster Magistrates Court heard how LSDM had been in the process of redeveloping a warehouse in Wembley. However, when four workers tried to move a ventilation unit into position, the working platform […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
London construction firm fined after workers injured

London council fined after school injury

Islington Borough Council has been sentenced after admitting a role in an incident at a London school where a boy was left with serious hand injuries.  Southwark Crown Court heard that on 25 March 2014, a twelve year old schoolboy was in a design and technology class making animal shapes out of plywood. The class […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
London council fined after school injury