Corporate Manslaughter Conviction
The first conviction under corporate manslaughter legislation introduced in 2007 has now been made.
A geologist died when taking soil samples in a 12ft deep unsupported pit which caved in. Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings were fined £385,000 and Mr Justice Field, the judge, told the court that the fine reflected the seriousness of the offence and would act as a deterrent for other companies who do not adhere to health and safety legislation.
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