Sixth Corporate Manslaughter Conviction

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Posted on 10 Jun 2014

A cleaning company has been found guilty of corporate manslaughter following the death of a worker in 2012.

The man died when he was crushed by a road sweeper, whilst carrying out repairs to the machine. A joint police and HSE investigation was carried out following the incident highlighting extensive failings on the part of the company.

The company, Mobile Sweepers (Reading) Ltd pleaded guilty to a charge under section 1 of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 and the company director admitted failing to discharge duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

The company director was fined £183,000 and the company was fined £8,000 and ordered to pay £4,000 costs. 

Doyle Clayton can provide support with ensuring the implementation of a bespoke health and safety management system to reflect the needs of the company and its unique risks. Please contact Sally Beck for further information.

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