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Compliance in the News


Essex school fined over caretaker injury
Source: HSE, 12 July 2011
A Shenfield school has been prosecuted after one of its staff fell from height while at work. Read full article.

South Yorkshire firm fined for exposing workers to asbestos
Source: HSE, 07 July 2011
A Rotherham firm continued exposing workers to dangerous asbestos-containing materials despite advice from the local council. Read full article.

Two firms guilty over Legionella risk
Source: HSE, 28 June 2011
Fines and costs totalling nearly 250,000 have been imposed on two firms after workers and members of the public were put at risk of exposure to the potentially fatal waterborne Legionella bacteria. Read full article.

Lone Worker Corporate Manslaughter appeal rebuffed
Source: Safety and Health Practitioner, 12 May 2011
The Court of Appeal yesterday (11 May) refused an application from Cotswold Geotechnical (Holdings) Ltd for leave to appeal against its conviction and sentence imposed in February, following the first corporate manslaughter trial. Read full article.

Firm fined 16k for five metre fall
Source: Press Association, 6 January 2010
A Preston company has been ordered to pay 21,000 after one of its subcontractors fell five metres down a badly covered stairwell and fractured his skull and other bones. Read full article.

Primary care trust fined 10,000 after patient falls 4 metres from window
Source: HSE, 29 October 2009
North East Essex Primary Care Trust was today fined 10,000 and ordered to pay costs of 4,972 after a vulnerable and partially-sighted patient it was responsible for fell 4.3 metres from a first floor window at Clacton & District Hospital. Read full article.

Retired senior NHS worker wins hundreds of thousands in stress case
Source: Personnel Today, 15 October 2009
A retired NHS bureaucrat has been paid hundreds of thousands of pounds for an apparent stress-related injury after a West Midlands hospital trust "reluctantly" accepted it had no choice but to pay. Read full article.

Asda pays 267,000 for car park death
Source: Health and Safety at Work, 22 January 2008
Supermarket chain Asda has been fined 225,000 plus costs after admitting safety failures over the death of a customer in a store car park. Read full article.,000-for-car-park-death

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