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Home > News > HSE report on prosecutions following accidents at work in Great Britain

1st February 2011

HSE report on prosecutions following accidents at work in Great Britain

In the last three months of 2010 many companies or individuals were prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for breaches of workplace regulations, and 101 of them were found guilty and fined.

Many of these successful prosecutions involved accidents at work and many resulted in injuries to maintenance workers, or workers injured due to faulty maintenance work.

Successful prosecutions in the last three months of 2010 involved the types of work-related accidents which occur frequently in the workplace but which could easily be avoided if correct procedures, including risk assessment and management, were carried out.

In December 2010 these types of work accidents included:

In November 2010 these types of work accidents included:

In October 2010 these types of work accidents included:

In addition, a manufacturer was prosecuted for deliberately bypassing guards on machinery and a builder was prosecuted for unsafe roof work, although no accident occurred due to this breach of regulations.

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