Author Archives: HSE

Five HS2 workers injured in incident

Inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are today (Tuesday 29 August) at the site of an incident where five HS2 workers were injured. Work is underway to identify the cause following the incident at the Mandeville Road site next to Northolt Tube station in London, on Saturday 26 August. Emergency services responded. Four … read more

Construction firm fined £90,000 after exposing public to asbestos during renovation work

A Warrington-based construction company has been fined £90,000 after exposing people to asbestos during a renovation project in the Hanley area of Stoke-on-Trent. Despite failing to attend Staffordshire Magistrates’ Court on 24 August 2023, Esskay Construction Ltd was found guilty in its absence. Nathan Cook, prosecuting on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) … read more

Manchester company director fined after obstructing HSE investigation

A Manchester-based construction company and its director have been fined after a catalogue of health and safety failings following an inspection. On 13 January 2022, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors visited a timber-frame housing development under construction off Brookwood Drive in Meir, Stoke-on-Trent by a company called Amro Construction Ltd. At hearing at North … read more

Farm fined after dad electrocuted

A farm has been fined £60,000 following the death of a father-of-three who was electrocuted by an overhead power line. Patrick ‘Paddy’ Rice was fatally electrocuted on 13 May 2021 while operating a tipper lorry at VB Farms LLP’s Littlecombe Farm in Crediton, Devon. Paddy’s mother says her family have been “traumatised and deeply shocked” … read more