Contractor receives suspended prison sentence after worker seriously injured

A sole trader from London has today been given a six month prison sentence suspended for eighteen months after an employee fell from height. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 11 November 2016, James Gibson was undertaking a refurbishment project when a worker fell through an unprotected hole in the ground floor. The worker fell […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Contractor receives suspended prison sentence after worker seriously injured

Construction company and project manager fined after multiple safety failings

A London-based construction company and project manager have been fined for repeatedly failing to manage and control multiple risks. Reading Magistrates’ Court heard how, after concerns were raised by both workers and members of the public, HSE inspectors made a number of visits during 2015 to two project sites where In House Design & Build […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Construction company and project manager fined after multiple safety failings

Former bakery director sentenced after worker falls and dies

The ex-director of commercial bakery has been placed on a curfew after a vulnerable worker suffered fatal injuries in a fall. On 15 September 2017 Southwark Crown Court heard how Mr Ezat Mohammed Mohammed Shamselden, an Egyptian national, fell through a mezzanine floor ceiling while undertaking building repairs at a commercial bakery run by Mr […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Former bakery director sentenced after worker falls and dies

Developer fined after failing to safely carry out demolition work

The owner of block of flats was prosecuted after a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspection identified serious safety breaches while it was being demolished. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that a member of the public raised concerns about the conditions at the site at 60 Pitcairn Road, Mitcham. Selliah Sivaneswaran was the owner of the […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Developer fined after failing to safely carry out demolition work

£1m fine for Crossrail contractor following three incidents

A joint venture comprising of three companies established to support the Crossrail tunnel construction has been fined a total of more than £1m following three separate incidents on the project, including the death of a worker. Southwark Crown Court heard Renè Tkáčik died after being crushed by falling wet concrete on 7 March 2014. Two […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
£1m fine for Crossrail contractor following three incidents

Construction Company and Contractor Fined after CCTV Engineer Falls from Height

Two companies have been fined after a worker fell more than three metres through the second floor of a building. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how on 31 March 2015, Stephen Baines, a 48 year old father of six children, was installing a CCTV security system into a four storey building. He was standing on […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Construction Company and Contractor Fined after CCTV Engineer Falls from Height

Two contractors fined after worker fell from height

Two London based construction contractors, Sager Construction Limited (SCL) and Shaun Dixon Services Ltd (SDSL) have today been fined after an employee fell more than three metres when a scaffold board that he was standing on broke. Southwark Crown Court heard SCL had been appointed the principal contractor for the construction of a shopping centre […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Two contractors fined after worker fell from height

Unregistered plumber and company fined after unsafe gas work

An unregistered plumber has been sentenced after carrying out gas work at addresses in North London over a two year period. Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited has also been fined after allowing the contractor to carry out work on the gas appliances on its behalf. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how Errol Dillon carried out gas work […] Source: Media centre – HSE » London
Unregistered plumber and company fined after unsafe gas work