Second Company to be Charged With Corporate Manslaughter

Posted: 18th July 2011

Lion Steel Equipment Ltd is to be charged with manslaughter unde rthe Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act 2007.
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The prosecution follows the death of a man who fell through a roof panel. Three of the company’s directors are also to be charged with manslaughter on account of negligence.

If convicted, the company faces a potentially unlimited fine and the directors possible imprisonment.
The announcement follows the conviction on appeal of Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings Ltd. earlier this year.