Author: Dennis Chapman
Published: June 5, 2009
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Although still to reach Court a prosecution by HSE has been mounted against Cotswold Geotechnical Services Ltd under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.
A director of the company has been charged with gross negligence manslaughter and failing to discharge a duty under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. The case arose when an employee was killed when taking soil samples from inside a pit which collapsed crushing him.