First corporate manslaughter prosecution under new law gets underway

Source: on 2009-06-18 06:00:00

Boss Peter Eaton and his company, Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings Ltd, appeared before Stroud magistrates yesterday (17 June) to answer charges of unlawful killing of an employee by gross negligence – the first prosecution to be brought under 2007’s Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act. (<a style="color: #0033FF;" name="" target="" classname="" class="" href="http://www.shponline.co.uk/article.asp?pagename=archive&amp;article_id=8715">Click here</a> for our earlier report.)

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