Corporate Manslaughter

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 is a landmark in UK law. Companies and organisations can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter as a result of serious management failures resulting in a gross breach of a duty of care.

The Act, which came into force on 6 April 2008, clarifies the criminal liabilities of companies including large organisations where serious failures in the management of health and safety result in a fatality.

Double glazing company boss avoids jail after worker dies

The director of a Croydon-based double glazing company has avoided an immediate spell behind bars following the death of a man. Read More

HSE issues MoD (Army) with Crown Censure following death of soldier

The HSE issued the Ministry of Defence (MoD) with a Crown Censure yesterday (8 May) following the death of a soldier yesterday. Read More

Contractor fined after carpenter dies

A carpentry contractor has been fined after a 22-year-old man died after he was struck by construction equipment on a building site. Read More

Company fined £360k after trapped worker loses life

A manufacturing company in Hull has been fined after one of its employees was crushed to death at a factory. Read More

Engineering firm fined following worker’s death

An engineering and services company has been fined following the death of a worker. Read More

Health board fined following death of patients

Lothian Health Board has been fined £220,000 for safety breaches, following the death of two vulnerable patients. Read More

Company and director sentenced after employee crushed to death

A company and its director have been sentenced following the death of an employee. Read More

INEOS fined £400k after employee seriously injured

INEOS has been fined £400,000 after an employee was seriously injured while carrying out a routine task at its chemicals site in Grangemouth, Scotland. Read More

Manufacturing company fined after worker fatally crushed

A manufacturing company has been fined £120,000 after a worker was killed after becoming trapped between two heavy steel beams. Read More

Company fined after 21-year-old worker dies

A company in Peterborough has been fined £67,000 after a young employee lost his life. Read More

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