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Fatal Accident Inquiries: A new Act

United Kingdom - June 14 2017 The Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Act 2016 comes into force on Thursday, 15 June 2017. The purpose of an inquiry...

Lorraine Walkinshaw, Jan Burgess, Rosalind Morgan.


Water treatment facility fined nearly £2 million after death by drowning

United Kingdom - April 26 2017 An Exeter-based water treatment firm has been fined £1.8 million after a lone worker drowned at one of its plants. The catchment operator had been...

Jan Burgess, Rosalind Morgan.


Council fined £1 million after tractor strikes member of the public

United Kingdom - April 25 2017 A Council has been fined £1 million after unsafe work in a public place led to the serious injury of a disabled pensioner. Nottinghamshire County...

Jan Burgess, Rosalind Morgan.


Construction firm fined £800,000 following worker fatality

United Kingdom - March 28 2017 An international construction firm has been fined £800,000 after inadequate site supervision was found to have led to the death of a worker at...

Jan Burgess.


Construction firm fined £400,000 after fall from height

United Kingdom - March 22 2017 A major construction company has been fined £400,000 by Westminster Magistrates’ Court after failing to control work at height. The company pleaded...

Jan Burgess, Rosalind Morgan.