Author Archives: HSE

Gas Safety Week: Engineer of the Year discusses career, regulations and diversity

An award-winning gas specialist at Britain’s safety regulator has described the “emotionally taxing” week he spent at the site of an explosion that claimed the life of a two-year-old boy. Steve Critchlow, a principal registered gas engineer at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), was called to Mallowdale Avenue in Heysham, Lancashire, following the blast … read more

Companies fined combined £120,000 after man suffers serious injuries

Two construction companies have been fined a combined total of £120,000 after a groundworker suffered horrific injuries when heavy drainage pipes fell on top of him. Anthony Pennell was rushed to Royal Stoke University Hospital having sustained several fractures to both sides of his pelvis, as well as a fractured vertebrae and bleed on the … read more

Divers and company director receive police cautions for fraud

Two offshore commercial divers and the director of a diving company have been sanctioned for exaggerating credentials. Investigators from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have slammed the trio for false claims of diving experience that could have jeopardised their own and other divers’ lives in an offshore incident. Following a HSE investigation, two divers … read more

Company fined after workers injured by explosion

A manufacturing company in West Yorkshire has been fined £200,000 after workers were seriously injured by an explosion.  Three workers at Weir Minerals Europe Limited sustained burns while operating a furnace at the firm’s site on Halifax Road in Todmorden on 25 February 2020.  They had been melting a large amount of steel before an … read more