Ben Williams prosecutes two companies in Health & Safety case at Newcastle Crown

Ben Williams
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James Withers


Ben Williams has prosecuted two companies in a Health & Safety case at Newcastle Crown. The sentencing judge determined that the first defendant, Tolent Construction Limited’s breach of construction safety regulations merited a fine of £1m, but the company had gone into administration during the proceedings and so was fined £1000 and ordered to pay costs of just under £8,500. The second company was fined £12,000 and ordered to pay £45,000 costs.

The prosecution was brought after a worker sustained life-changing injuries when a 124kg structural panel fell on him during craneage. Both companies ultimately admitted failures to plan, manage and monitor the construction activities properly and were sentenced on 17th April 2023.

Written by James Withers