Company fined after falling scaffold clips hits pedestrian

A scaffolding company was sentenced today for safety breaches after a scaffold clip fell approximately 20m (60 ft.) and hit a member of the public walking below. Westminster Magistrates Court heard that, on 20 March 2017, the injured person was walking along Upper Street in Islington, London when he was hit on the head by […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Company fined after falling scaffold clips hits pedestrian

Principal Contractor fined after roller shutter door damages market stall

A Principal Contractor has been fined after a roller shutter door damaged a market stall in Walthamstow. Westminster Magistrates Court heard that, at approximately 5am on 3 August 2016, employees of Flex D B Construction Ltd were removing a roller shutter door on the boundary of a site on High Street, Walthamstow. During this activity, […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Principal Contractor fined after roller shutter door damages market stall

London Council and Veolia fined after worker crushed by reversing vehicle

A London Borough Council and large waste company have been fined after a worker was crushed by a reversing dust cart, suffering significant injury. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 9 May 2016, an employee of London Borough of Croydon, working within the motor vehicle repair undertaking of Veolia ES (UK) Limited as a workshop […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
London Council and Veolia fined after worker crushed by reversing vehicle

Lewisham council fined after failing to control risk

The London Borough of Lewisham has today been found guilty and fined for failing to manage and control the risk of persons falling into vehicle inspection pits at their Wearside Service Centre in Ladywell. Southwark Crown Court heard how, a visitor to the Wearside Service Centre fell into a vehicle inspection pit striking her head […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Lewisham council fined after failing to control risk

Construction firms fined after tenant seriously injured during refurbishment work

Two construction firms have been fined after a tenant suffered serious injuries when she fell through a fragile surface. Southwark Crown Court heard how the tenant was injured when, in the process of gaining access to her flat, she fell 5.5m through a fragile cement sheet to the balcony walkway below. She suffered serious injuries […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Construction firms fined after tenant seriously injured during refurbishment work

Principal contractor fined after workers exposed to silica dust

A London based building contractor, MY Construction & Carpentry Limited (MY Construction), has been fined after failing to plan, manage and monitor work under its control, leading to gross exposure of workers to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS). Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard MY Construction was undertaking a project that included the refurbishment of a building at […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Principal contractor fined after workers exposed to silica dust

NHS Trust and Imperial College London fined after death of worker

Chelsea & Westminster NHS Trust and Imperial College London have been fined after the death of a lone worker. Southwark Crown Court heard how Damian Bowen was asphyxiated whilst working with liquid nitrogen at St Stephens Centre Laboratory, Fulham Road, London owned by Chelsea & Westminster NHS Trust. He lost his life whilst decanting liquid […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
NHS Trust and Imperial College London fined after death of worker

BBC Studioworks and two others fined after contractor seriously injured

Three companies have been fined after a contractor to BBC Studioworks Ltd fell more than 10 metres at Elstree Film Studios. Harrow Crown Court heard how Eric Ihoeghinlan, an employee of Gabem Management Ltd, fell through a lighting grid hatch while recovering electrical cables for BBC Studioworks Ltd during a de-rigging operation. He sustained multiple injuries […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
BBC Studioworks and two others fined after contractor seriously injured