Health and Safety

Roofing firm and company business partner sentenced following HSE investigations

  • Company fined for failings in two separate incidents.
  • Two workers seriously injured after falling through roofs in separate incidents.
  • Business partner at scaffolding firm sentenced following incident in Swansea.

A roofing company has been fined a total of £881,000 after two workers were seriously injured during two separate incidents.

Billy Hewitt, a worker at...Read More »

November 2023 – A roundup of HSE’s top stories

In November we published more  Health and Safety Executive (HSE) stories than any other month this year. They include the prosecution of a major movie production company following an incident on the set Fast and Furious 9, a £1.4 million fine for a cider maker following the tragic death of...Read More »

Care home fined £125,000 after teenager’s death

A care home in Bristol has been fined for not doing enough to keep people safe from vulnerable patients who posed a danger to themselves and others.

The complex Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation and prosecution follows the death of Melissa Mathieson at Alexandra House on 12 October 2014. Jason...Read More »

Renowned cider manufacturer fined following grandad’s death

A cider manufacturer has been fined after a much-loved grandfather was killed on his 65th birthday.

Tommy Manns, from Dymock, Gloucestershire, was driving for H Weston and Sons Limited, the manufacturer of Henry Westons Cider, when he was killed by the end of a security barrier on 28 September 2020.

H Weston...Read More »

Firms fined over £600k after dad dies from fall

A further two companies have been fined after a dad died following a fall from the roof of a building site in Warrington.

Father-of-one Dennis Vincent, 36, and another worker were using ropes to install a lightning protection system to the front of an office block being converted into flats.

Mr Vincent,...Read More »

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