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.


£500k fine in worker death case

A waste management company has been fined £500k after an employee was killed when he was struck by a reversing JCB loading shovel. Read More

Cheshunt care home fire: £175k fine for serious breaches

A fire at a care home which left two people dead – with a further 33 having to be rescued from the collapsing building – was found to be caused by an electrical fault that spread to the roof. The company running the home has been fined £175,000 for five fire safety breaches. Read More

Hillsborough: Safety Officer fined

The CPS has announced that Graham Mackrell, former Sheffield Wednesday Club Secretary, has been sentenced to a fine of £6,500 and ordered to pay costs of £5,000 for his role in the Hillsborough disaster 30 years ago. Read More

Pensioner’s death ‘could have been avoided’

A company which ran a South London care home has been fined more than £100,000 for breaching fire safety regulations after a pensioner died in their care. Read More

Priory Healthcare: £300k fine following death of 14-year-old patient

A healthcare provider has been fined £300,000 for its failings following the death of 14-year-old patient Amy El-Keria. Read More

Several failures in diver’s death case

A boat owner has been sentenced to community service following the death of a diver in Orkney. Read More

Construction firm fined £900k for wall collapse

The death of an employee who died from head injuries when a wall collapsed on a construction site has led to a £900,000 fine for his employer. Read More

Construction firms fined after worker killed in fall from height

Oliver Connell and Son Ltd and Rydon Construction Ltd have been fined after a worker fell to his death when a temporary platform collapsed. Read More

Employee crushed to death by bus

David Nelson was working beneath a single decker bus in a vehicle inspection pit when it fell and crushed him to death. Read More

Manufacturing company fined €500k after fatal accident at quarry

A manufacturer of concrete and quarry stone products in the Republic of Ireland has been fined €500,000 for three breaches of health and safety legislation. Read More



SHP Directory

+ View Directory