Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings Ltd fined £385,000 for manslaughter.

Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings Ltd has been fined £385,000 following the guilty verdict under new corporate manslaughter legislation.

Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings Ltd, found guilty of failing to ensure the safety of their employee Alexander Wright, have been fined £385,000, a figure slightly less than the starting point of £500,000 recommended by the Sentencing Council.

The fine imposed by the judge, Justice Field, is to be paid over a 10-year period and could reflect the fact that the company has a relatively small turnover.  For larger firms the fine could run into millions of pounds.


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