Author Archives: HSE

Farming business fined for multiple health and safety risks

A farming business that refused an offer to take part in a course on farm safety has been fined following a subsequent site visit from Britain’s workplace regulator. Seymour Stevens Limited operate a beef and arable farm in Faversham, Kent. To help farmers understand what they need to do to comply with health and safety … read more

Drinks company fined after employee loses finger in bottling machinery

A drinks company has been fined £14,000 after a man’s finger was amputated after being caught in bottling machinery. Daniel Richardson, then 32, assisted a colleague who was encountering problems with a bottle capping machine at the plant in Wigston, Leicestershire on 17 January 2022. Mr Richardson, from Leicester, was able to reach into the … read more

Council fined after vulnerable man choked to death on food

Fife Council has been fined £100,000 for safety breaches following the death of a vulnerable man who choked to death on a sandwich unsuitable for his prescribed diet. In its role to support the care of those who live in supported living accommodation, Fife Council was responsible for the safe ingestion of food for 66-year-old … read more

Haulage firm fined after man went to work and didn’t come home

An Oldham-based haulage company has been fined more than £85,000 after a fork lift truck driver was killed while loading a heavy goods vehicle (HGV). Ian Dawson, 60, of Rochdale, was loading pallets onto the HGV at Chorlton Express Transport Limited on 19 November 2020. As he was doing this, the HGV moved forward, causing … read more