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.


Wind farm firms admit safety breaches over worker who froze to death

A construction company and a security firm have admitted breaching health and safety rules in an incident which led to the death of a 74-year-old wind farm security guard. Read More

Manufacturer and site owner fined after employee fatality

A fencing manufacturer and the owner of the yard where the business operates, have been fined following the death of an employee at the site. Read More

£910,000 fine after worker fatally injured

Egger (UK) Limited has been fined after a self-employed lorry driver was killed making a routine delivery of recycled wood. Read More

Manufacturing firm fined after fatal incident involving forklift truck

A lighting manufacturer has been fined after an employee was fatally injured when the forklift truck he was driving struck an overhead steel beam. Read More

Fine after maintenance fitter dies in fall from height

A forging company has been fined after an employee suffered a fatal injury when he fell from height from a mobile tower scaffold. Read More

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



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