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.


£2m fine after fatal incident at manufacturing site

'It is not good enough for companies to assume they are doing all they can to control the risk just because there have been no previous incidents,' says HSE, after a specialist industrial services company worker suffered a fatal injury. Read More

HSE issues MoD with Crown Censure following death of military diver

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been issued with a Crown Censure by the HSE after a military diver died during training. Read More

Three construction firms hit with fines totalling £256k after worker dies during demolition project

A trio of construction companies have been fined after a worker suffered fatal injuries while demolishing a two-storey building in preparation for a development project. Read More

Fire safety failures result in £88k fine

The owner of a property has been fined £88,000 for a ‘string of failures’ in the home, including fire safety issues. Read More

Health Board fined after deaths of three patients

Tayside Health Board has been fined following three incidents where patients died by suicide using ligature points. Read More

Firm fined after death of man at livestock mart

A livestock firm has been fined £12,500 following the death of a man at a livestock mart in Clogher. Read More

Child fatally injured after pole pins him against fence

SPIE Limited has been fined after a child was fatally injured when he was trapped between an unsecured pole and a fence. Read More

Two companies fined after worker dies in Camden explosion

Materials Movement Ltd and P J Labour Services Ltd have been fined after a worker was killed in an explosion at a demolition site. Read More

Sole trader fined after worker injured

Duffy Skylining has been fined following an incident in which a worker was seriously injured after being struck by a tree. Read More

Workers left to plan task that resulted in crush death

An employee of a farming business who fell from a trailer was crushed to death by a concrete beam that fell with him. Read More



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