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.


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

£500k fine in worker death case

A waste management company has been fined £500k after an employee was killed when he was struck by a reversing JCB loading shovel. Read More

Cheshunt care home fire: £175k fine for serious breaches

A fire at a care home which left two people dead – with a further 33 having to be rescued from the collapsing building – was found to be caused by an electrical fault that spread to the roof. The company running the home has been fined £175,000 for five fire safety breaches. Read More

Hillsborough: Safety Officer fined

The CPS has announced that Graham Mackrell, former Sheffield Wednesday Club Secretary, has been sentenced to a fine of £6,500 and ordered to pay costs of £5,000 for his role in the Hillsborough disaster 30 years ago. Read More



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