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10 Largest Health & Safety Fines in 2018

Health & Safety Fines

As if the importance of Health & Safety needed emphasising, Health & Safety at Work have published the largest fines levied in 2018 against companies who failed in their duty of care.

Whilst the total was down slightly on 2017 (£19m compared to £20.9m), the figure is still astronomical and underlines the importance to businesses of all sizes of adhering to strict Health & Safety practices at all times.

Top 10 Fines

Company Fine Turnover Case Overview
BUPA/BUPA Care Homes £3m £9.8bn Pensioner died after Legionnaires risk ignored for a year
Stagecoach Group (Midland Red) £32.3m £3.9bn Bus crashed caused by elderly overtired driver killed two
Southern Health NHS Foundation £2m £309m Vulnerable adults Connor Sparrowhawk and Teresa Colvin died
DHL £2m £1.5bn HGV driver crushed against loading bay
RK Civil Engineers/RK District Heating £2m Insolvent Worker crushed between two large diameter pipes weighing 840kg
Faltec Europe £1.6m £36m Outbreak of Legionnaires and dust explosion on factory production line
Tesco £1.6m £55.9bn Man badly injured by reversing lorry
Royal Mail £1.6m £9.8bn Yard marshal injured in collision
Tuffnells £1.5m £183.8m Worker crushed while hitching trailer to lorry on slight slope
Tata £1.4m £150m Engineer crushed by overhead crane
Data from healthandsafetyatwork.com
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