Week commencing 5th August – In the News

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Large fine for concrete company

Last week, a concrete production company was fined in excess of £400,000 after a rigorous HSE investigation uncovered a series of health and safety failings. No precautions or plans were put in place during the unsafe lifting of a large metal gate, which unfortunately slipped from its supports and fell onto the hand of a welder below. The victim suffered four severed fingers.

Read more on the case HERE


Concerns for safety of holidaymakers at waterparks

Last week, medical professionals reiterated the risks posed by waterparks as many holidaymakers depart for August vacations. Evan Davis, a consultant spinal surgeon at University Hospital Southampton outlined that whilst the vast majority of waterparks are safe, some occasionally fall short of high European standards. Mr Davis thus encouraged holidaymakers to carry out a quick assessment of any location before visiting.

Read more from the article HERE


Two firms fined after fall from roof light

Last week, an Italian construction company which was operating in the UK was heavily fined after an employee fell through an unguarded roof light, falling 5.44 metres onto the ground below him. The employee in question inadvertently stepped back onto a fragile roof light before falling. The subsequent HSE investigation uncovered that NO risk assessment had been put in place to mitigate the hazards of ‘Working at Height’.

Read more on the case HERE


Construction company fined after employee death

A construction company and one of its employees have been sentenced after a worker was fatally struck by an excavator. The victim sustained fatal injuries during the incident, which occurred at night when an excavator failed to notice during a reversal operation. The HSE highlighted that the incident was ‘wholly preventable’ had effective hazard mitigation strategies been put in place.

Read details of the full case HERE