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.


University ‘failed to grasp’ importance of risk-based health surveillance

The University of Edinburgh has been fined for failings which led to animal research workers, who were already sensitised to laboratory animal allergens (LAA), being at risk of suffering from adverse health effects as a result of exposure to LAA. Read More

Bus company and council fined after passenger death

A local council and a bus company have been fined after a passenger was killed when she was run over by a lorry at the bus station. Read More

£53k fine after roofer fell from ladder

A roofing contractor has been fined after an employee fell to his death from a ladder while exiting a scaffold. Read More

Construction company and employee sentenced after worker killed

Clancy Docwra Limited and one of its employees have been sentenced for health and safety breaches after another worker was struck by an excavator and was killed. Read More

Omagh company sentenced after death of employee

A Co Tyrone company has been fined £150,000 for failings which resulted in the death of one of its employees at its premises on Killyclogher Road, Omagh. Read More

Worker killed after being hit by lorry

A grain store company has been fined after a worker was killed at its site in Linton, Cambridgeshire. Read More

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



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