The recent fine handed down to Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) operator, WH Malcolm Limited, was one of the largest ever for a health and safety offence on the railway. Why did we prosecute them?
WH Malcolm Limited, operators of Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal near Rugby, has been fined £6.5 million after being found guilty of negligence over the death of an 11-year-old boy in 2017.
WH Malcolm Limited, which runs one of the biggest freight depots in Britain, has been found guilty of failing to prevent unauthorised access to Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal after an 11-year-old boy died.
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Network Rail has been fined £696,666 after pleading guilty to an offence under the Health and Safety at Work Act, for failing to protect the safety of staff following an incident at Godinton substation in Kent at the end of 2018.
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