DECC consultation
30th June 2016
WSI 2016/691
4th July 2016

Construction company fined more than half a million pounds

A construction company has been fined more than half a million pounds for the corporate manslaughter of two men who died after falling into a building site it operated.

The company pleaded guilty to the charge of corporate manslaughter and also pleaded guilty to the offence of failing to discharge a duty to a non-employee, under section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act. The two men were walking in Netley Street, NW1 in the early hours of Saturday, 19 October 2013 and were arguing and scuffling with one another. As they walked past the building site they made contact with a hoarding which gave way, sending both men falling into the basement area. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene following their fall.