Company fined £480,000 for corporate manslaughter

In the second case of its kind, Lion Steel Ltd has been fined £480,000 for corporate manslaughter following the death of an employee who fell through a roof. The court ordered the company to pay the fine in four annual instalments, suggesting that this would allow it time to take out loans secured against its premises.

This checklist sets out the factors which can lead to a business being prosecuted for corporate manslaughter and the penalties for breaching the legislation.

For further information, please contact our Business Law Team.

 

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