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.


Employee killed in electrical incident

A warehouse management solutions company has been fined after an employee was electrocuted while servicing an air compressor. Read More

Utilities company fined after member of the public died following fall into excavation site

A utilities company has been fined after a member of the public suffered fatal injuries after falling into an excavation on a footpath. Read More

MOT centre sentenced after worker fatally injured in oil drum explosion

An MOT centre has been sentenced after oil drums supplied by them exploded and killed an agricultural engineer. Read More

Fines for corporate manslaughter and multiple health and safety offences

H and M Engineering and Roofing Specialists (NI) Limited has been prosecuted for multiple work-related offences relating to the death of one of their employees. Read More

Recycling firm sentenced as employee dies after being trapped in machinery

A waste recycling firm, its director and site manager have been sentenced after an employee died and a second employee was seriously injured when they became trapped inside machinery. Read More

Whiskey distillers fined following employee fatality

An employee suffered fatal injuries when a forklift involved in the staging process came into contact with him. Read More

Top 10 health & safety prosecutions of 2020

Watch: The 10 most-read health and safety prosecution stories on SHP in 2020... Read More

Waste recycling company fined after employee fatally injured

Enva Scotland Limited has been fined following an incident where a 28-year-old employee, Martin Kane, was fatally injured whilst cleaning a mobile shredder. Read More

£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



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