Posts Tagged ‘Cotswold Geotechnical’


Get Out Of Jail Free

February 2010 was certainly a significant month in the world of health and safety after Cotswold Geotechnical were fined £385,000 for corporate manslaughter – despite the fact that the MD only had four employees and is suffering from cancer – for more information on this case, click on my link – The enormity of […]

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Harsh lessons – A poor decision to ignore the rules leads to a huge fine!

Are you are aware of the landmark victory to find a company £385,000 for the death of one of its workers, who died whilst working in an excavation when it collapsed In the case of Regina V Cotswold Geotechnical, the judge, Mr Justice Field, said that the Director of the business knew of a rule […]

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Corporate Manslaughter Case Update

Judge orders £385,000 to be paid over ten years, reflecting “gravity” of offence but also “small scale” of company Alex Wright’s family say sentence gives “strength to face the future” but “no joy”.

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