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 fined following fatal fall from height

A construction company has been fined for not having safety measures in place for working at height which caused the fall and death of an 86-year-old woman. Read More

Company fined after worker died following fall from shipping container

A transport and haulage company was sentenced after a worker died after falling from the rear of a transport shipping container. Read More

Scrap metal firm fined £2m over death of worker

A company and three of its bosses have been fined more than £2m over the death of a worker who suffered catastrophic head injuries at a scrap metal recycling plant. Read More

Recycling firm admits causing manslaughter of employee who died of fatal head injuries

Managers at a recycling firm where a scrap metal worker was killed after suffering head injuries have admitted health and safety failures. Read More

Top 10 health & safety prosecutions of 2021

2021 saw some huge fines for the likes of Vue Entertainment, Drayton Manor, British Airways and NHS Trust, a £4m fine for National Grid and a £6.5m fine following the death of an 11-year-old boy at a freight terminal. Read More

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



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