Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Safety Violation at Derby Facility

The British Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Rolls Royce in the matter of Allan Thornewill, an employee at the company’s Derby facility who developed a debilitating condition called bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome while working at the facility. HSE’s investigation found that Rolls Royce did not properly assess the risks faced by employees who work with vibrating machinery or take action to prevent injury. Derby Crown Court fined Rolls Royce £60,000 (US$94,072) and ordered it to pay £18,168 (US$28,485) in costs after finding the company in breach of the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 and the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Found Guilty
Date of Judgment
Contractors Involved Penalty
Rolls-Royce PLC $122,557
Further Information Released
HSE Press Release 8/16/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database