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.


Construction company and employee sentenced after worker killed

Clancy Docwra Limited and one of its employees have been sentenced for health and safety breaches after another worker was struck by an excavator and was killed. Read More

Omagh company sentenced after death of employee

A Co Tyrone company has been fined £150,000 for failings which resulted in the death of one of its employees at its premises on Killyclogher Road, Omagh. Read More

Worker killed after being hit by lorry

A grain store company has been fined after a worker was killed at its site in Linton, Cambridgeshire. Read More

Fine after woman fatally crushed by roller shutter door

An electrical company has been fined after a woman was fatally crushed by a roller shutter door. Read More

Fines after scaffolder killed in fall fitting guardrails on fragile roof

Two contractors have been fined after a worker died after falling through a fragile roof during construction work at a factory in Staffordshire. Read More

National Grid fined following worker’s death

An electricity and gas utility company has been fined after a worker was killed on Winslow Road in East Claydon. Read More

Tesla Engineering worker hit and killed by gantry crane

Tesla Engineering Ltd, a superconducting electromagnet company, has been sentenced after a worker was fatally hit and crushed by an overhead gantry crane. Read More

Chevron fined £5m for refinery explosion

The former owners of an oil refinery in Pembroke have been fined £5m after four contractors were killed in an explosion. Read More

Football club fined after volunteer’s death from roof fall

St Albans Football Club has been fined after the death of a volunteer who fell through a fragile roof. Read More

Care home fined after resident swallowed chlorine tablets

A care home operator has been fined £270,000 after a resident put chlorine tablets in his mouth and chewed them, leading to his death. Read More



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