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.


Company fined after worker killed

A company which manufactures freshly prepared meals has been fined £176,000 following an incident in which an employee was killed after being struck by empty food trays. Read More

Driver killed by overhead power line strike

The partners of a Suffolk based farm have been sentenced after a haulage contractor was electrocuted to death when his vehicle struck an overhead power line. Read More

Child death on bouncy castle leads to convictions

Two fairground workers have been found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence after a bouncy castle blew away in high winds with a seven-year-old girl still inside. Read More

£660k fine after worker fatally injured when trapped by conveyor

CPM Group Limited, a Somerset pre-cast concrete products manufacturing company, has been fined after a 43-year-old man was fatally injured when he was trapped by machinery. Read More

DHL fined £2m over worker’s death

Logistics firm DHL has been fined £2 million over the death of a worker at its depot in Milton Keynes, Read More

Suspended sentence for rope access boss

The boss of a specialist rope access company has been given a suspended jail sentence after a worker fell through Read More

Waste firm worker killed by runaway lorry

A waste management company has been sentenced after a 56-year-old man was fatally injured in a lorry runaway incident at Read More

NHS trust fined £300k for legionella failures

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust has been fined £300,000 after failing to control the risk to patients from Read More

Fines of £965k after worker’s fall

Two companies have been fined a total of £965,000 after a painter fell through a passenger waiting room roof in Read More

Suspended sentence in brain injury case

The principal contractor involved in the construction of a dormer extension has been sentenced for safety breaches after a self-employed Read More



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