Co-owners jailed and firm fined £2m over deaths of workers in animal feed tanker – The Independent

‘A food waste recycling company has been fined £2 million and one of its co-owners jailed for 13 years after two workers died in a road haulage tanker containing pig feed.’

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The Independent, 16th June 2022

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Firm guilty of manslaughter after yard workers drowned in pig feed – BBC News

Posted June 8th, 2022 in corporate manslaughter, health & safety, negligence, news by sally

‘A food waste recycling company has been found guilty of corporate manslaughter after two employees drowned in a tanker of semi-liquid pig feed.’

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BBC News, 7th June 2022

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Recycling firm admits causing manslaughter of employee who died of fatal head injuries – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 15th, 2022 in corporate manslaughter, guilty pleas, health & safety, news by tracey

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

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th February 2022

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Aster Healthcare fined £1m over woman’s scalding bath death – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2021 in care homes, corporate manslaughter, elderly, fines, news, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A care home firm has been fined more than £1m for corporate manslaughter after the death of a dementia patient who was put in a scalding bath.’

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BBC News, 8th October 2021

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Crumbling NHS hospital assessed corporate manslaughter risk – BBC News

‘An NHS hospital commissioned a report into the risk of corporate manslaughter charges should a fatal roof collapse occur, leaked documents reveal.’

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BBC News, 16th August 2021

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Highways England referred to Crown Prosecution Service over smart motorway death – The Independent

‘Highways England has been referred to the Crown Prosecution Service to consider if corporate manslaughter charges are appropriate following a smart motorway death.’

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The Independent, 11th February 2021

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Widow leads fight over smart motorways after landmark crash inquest – The Independent

‘The widow of a motorist who died on a smart motorway is leading the fight to have them banned after a coroner concluded they pose “an ongoing risk of future deaths”.’

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The Independent, 23rd January 2021

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Birmingham wall collapse deaths: Recycling firms to be charged – BBC News

‘Two recycling companies and two people linked to them are to be charged over the deaths of five African men who died when a concrete wall fell on them.’

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BBC News, 1st December 2020

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Olivia Burt’s family ‘disappointed’ with CPS decision – BBC News

‘The parents of a student who died when a barrier collapsed outside a nightclub say they are “deeply disappointed” no-one will face criminal prosecution.’

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BBC News, 14th September 2020

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Assessing ‘Likelihood of Harm’ under the Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences – Definitive Guideline – Henderson Chambers

‘A summary of relevant factors and considerations drawn from the leading cases of recent years.’

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Henderson Chambers, 11th May 2020

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Govia Thameslink fined £1m over Gatwick Express window death – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2019 in accidents, corporate manslaughter, fines, health & safety, news, railways by tracey

‘A rail firm has been fined £1m after a man died leaning out of a train window. Simon Brown, 24, was killed when he hit his head on a steel gantry on the side of the track while on the Gatwick Express in London in August 2016. In May, Govia Thameslink Railway admitted a health and safety breach because a sign saying not to lean out was not displayed clearly enough.’

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BBC News, 17th July 2019

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Woman killed by electric door at underground car park – The Independent

Posted June 12th, 2019 in accidents, corporate manslaughter, fines, health & safety, inquests, news by tracey

‘An electrical company has been fined £25,000 after a woman was pulled into the shutter door machinery and crushed to death.’

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The Independent, 11th June 2019

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Grenfell survivors’ anger as police say no charges until 2021 Grenfell survivors’ anger as police say no charges until 2021 – The Guardian

‘Survivors and the bereaved from the Grenfell Tower fire have expressed their “extreme frustration” at the pace of justice after Scotland Yard admitted no charges were likely for at least two years.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2019

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Families whose loved ones died in NHS mental health care call for inquiry and reforms as police drop investigation – The Independent

‘A decision to drop the investigation into the deaths of up to 25 people in the care of NHS mental health services has been described by as a “bombshell” that leaves them without “accountability or recourse”, by their families. Essex Police had spent nearly two years investigating deaths across nine sites at North Essex Partnership University Trust since 2000.’

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The Independent, 15th November 2018

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Grenfell Tower: Sentences for gross negligence manslaughter could increase after investigation into deadly fire – The Independent

‘Sentences for gross negligence manslaughter, which is being considered by investigators looking into the Grenfell Tower fire, could be increased under new advice given to judges.’

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The Independent, 31st July 2018

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Thomas Orchard custody death: Police force charged – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2018 in corporate manslaughter, death in custody, health & safety, news, police by sally

‘A police force has been charged over the death of a man in custody.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2018

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Grenfell fire inquiry may have to suspend work if CPS brings charges – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2017 in corporate manslaughter, fire, health & safety, inquiries, news, prosecutions by sally

‘The judge-led inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire is in danger of having to suspend operations entirely for a lengthy period if prosecutors authorise corporate manslaughter charges.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2017

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Grenfell Tower: Corporate manslaughter considered by police – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2017 in corporate manslaughter, fire, health & safety, news by tracey

‘Police investigating the Grenfell Tower fire say they have “reasonable grounds” to suspect that corporate manslaughter offences may have been committed.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2017

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What is Corporate Manslaughter and How Does it Work? – Rightsinfo

Posted July 14th, 2017 in corporate manslaughter, fire, health & safety, news by tracey

‘Interviewed on Radio 4 following the Grenfell Tower fire, MP David Lammy attacked the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, stating: “This is the richest borough in our country treating its citizens in this way. We should call it what it is: It’s corporate manslaughter”. While the investigation into the fire is still ongoing, and criminal liability (if any) for the fire has yet to be established, it’s still always worth taking a look at the offence of corporate manslaughter and its history.’

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Rightsinfo, 11th July 2017

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Golf firm boss jailed for manslaughter over ball collector’s lake death – The Guardian

‘A golf company director has been jailed over the manslaughter of a man with learning difficulties who drowned as he dived for lost balls in a cold, murky course lake.’

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The Guardian, 10th July 2017

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