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Case adjourned against Network Rail for breach of MHSaW Regs
Network Rail was found guilty in May for breaching the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 for failing to carry out a suitable and sufficient risk assessment following the serious injury of  a member of staff.Sentencing will be on 13th December. Mr Caddell, the seriously...
Network Rail fined £800,000 following ORR prosecution for serious injury case at Redhill
Network Rail has today been fined £800,000 in a prosecution brought by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), following a serious incident on the railway two and a half years ago.In June, 2014, a track worker sustained multiple serious and life-changing injuries while performing rail maintenance...
Carillion Construction fined £200,000 for Lincolnshire railway death
Carillion Construction Ltd has today been fined £200,000 and ordered to pay costs of £36,570.39 following a prosecution brought by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) for breaching health and safety laws which led to the death of a railway worker.On 4 December 2012, Scott Dobson from Doncaster...
Train driver receives prison sentence for ignoring safety systems
Former First Capital Connect train driver, Scott Walford, has received a three-month suspended prison sentence and been ordered to pay costs of £500, after he ignored warnings and safety systems on the Cambridge to London train he was driving – placing passengers and staff on board in great...
BAM Nuttall fined £140,000 for crushing construction worker under six tonne concrete and steel beam
BAM Nuttall Ltd has been fined £140,000 and ordered to pay costs of £42,700 following a prosecution by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR). The company pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety law in December 2010, during the replacement of a South London railway bridge, and causing a...
Balfour Beatty fined £350,000 for causing rail worker electric shock
Balfour Beatty Rail Projects Ltd has been fined £350,000 and ordered to pay costs of £50,000 following a prosecution by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR). The company has been found guilty of breaching health and safety law, and causing a rail worker to suffer serious burns after coming into...
Tale of two trees that cost Northern Rail almost £100,000
A council and a tree surgeon have been sentenced for safety failings after a worker was injured when a tree he had been felling landed on a railway line and was hit by a train.Peter Wood, 52, of Grange Villa, Durham, was carrying out tree work for Mark Anthony Connelly at Boat House Crossing near...
Canada prosecutors charge driver in Lac-Megantic railway crash
from: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/05/13/canada-train-idUKL1N0NZ04P20140513Canada prosecutors charge driver in Lac-Megantic railway crashTue May 13, 2014 4:24am TORONTO/OTTAWA May 12 (Reuters) - Canadian authorities on Monday charged Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway Ltd (MM&A) and...
Train operator fined £75,000 for failing to protect safety of passengers
First Capital Connect (FCC) has today been fined a total of £75,000 and ordered to pay costs of £27,718 following a prosecution brought by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) after the company failed to protect the safety of passengers trapped on a broken down train at Dock Junction, London, in...
Barhale Construction fined £13,000 for failure to protect workers
Barhale Construction PLC has been fined a total of £13,000 and ordered to pay costs of £11,899 following a prosecution brought by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) for breaches of health and safety law on a construction site at River Gowy, near Chester in 2011.On 2 July 2011, Barhale...

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