Sheffield Occupational Health and Safety Association :: View topic - Second Corporate Manslaughter Prosecution

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T.Stubbs
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top
It has been announced that a Manchester company is to be the second company to be taken to court for corporate manslaughter the below is taken from a quote on a website:

"The CPS has been announced that Greater Manchester Police are to charge Lion Steel Ltd in Manchester with corporate manslaughter following the tragic death of Steven Berry at the Hyde site on Johnson Brook Road when he fell through a fragile roof panel and died as a result of injuries sustained in the fall. They have also decided that three of the company directors should be charged with gross negligence manslaughter.

The three men are also charged under section 37 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 for failing to ensure the safety at work of their employees. Lion Steel is also charged under section 2 and 33 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 for failing to ensure the safety at work of its employees.

The CPS state this decision has been taken after very carefully reviewing the material gathered in the police investigation and they have concluded that there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and that it is in the public interest to bring these charges.
The first hearing will take place at Tameside Magistrates' Court on the 2 August 2011."

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M.Wait
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:19 am Reply with quote Back to top
This is one to watch. The section 33 implication looks interesting

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