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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

CompanyFineTurnoverCase Overview
BUPA/BUPA Care Homes£3m£9.8bnPensioner died after Legionnaires risk ignored for a year
Stagecoach Group (Midland Red)£32.3m£3.9bnBus crashed caused by elderly overtired driver killed two
Southern Health NHS Foundation£2m£309mVulnerable adults Connor Sparrowhawk and Teresa Colvin died
DHL£2m£1.5bnHGV driver crushed against loading bay
RK Civil Engineers/RK District Heating£2mInsolventWorker crushed between two large diameter pipes weighing 840kg
Faltec Europe£1.6m£36mOutbreak of Legionnaires and dust explosion on factory production line
Tesco£1.6m£55.9bnMan badly injured by reversing lorry
Royal Mail£1.6m£9.8bnYard marshal injured in collision
Tuffnells£1.5m£183.8mWorker crushed while hitching trailer to lorry on slight slope
Tata£1.4m£150mEngineer crushed by overhead crane
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