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.


Contractor and security company fined after security guard dies of hypothermia at windfarm

Two companies have been fined following an incident where a security guard died after being found lying face down and hypothermic, in deep snow, at a remote hillside in Ayrshire. Read More

Concrete supplier fined after tyre explosion fatality

A concrete supplier has been fined after an agency worker contracted to work at its site suffered fatal injuries following a tyre explosion. Read More

Company fined £130,000 after fatality at quarry

A company has been fined after an employee was struck by an excavator and fatally crushed. Read More

Council fined following employee fatality

The accident occurred when an employee was passing through an automatic gate in the machinery yard when the gate closed on him and he sustained fatal injuries. Read More

Scaffolding company MD receives suspended jail sentence and fine for maintenance failings that led to worker death

The Managing Director of a scaffolding company has been fined after an employee died when he was struck from behind by a forklift truck. Read More

Business owner prosecuted over fatal accident

The owner of a business has been sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for 18 months, after a fatal accident. Read More

Manufacturer and site owner fined after employee fatality

A fencing manufacturer and the owner of the yard where the business operates, have been fined following the death of an employee at the site. Read More

£910,000 fine after worker fatally injured

Egger (UK) Limited has been fined after a self-employed lorry driver was killed making a routine delivery of recycled wood. Read More

Manufacturing firm fined after fatal incident involving forklift truck

A lighting manufacturer has been fined after an employee was fatally injured when the forklift truck he was driving struck an overhead steel beam. Read More

Fine after maintenance fitter dies in fall from height

A forging company has been fined after an employee suffered a fatal injury when he fell from height from a mobile tower scaffold. Read More



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