The operators of a mill where four people died in an explosion in 2015 have been charged with corporate manslaughter.
The HSE’s ability to bring prosecutions to a successful conclusion saw a noticeable downturn in 2018/19, as the total number of cases that resulted in a verdict – whether conviction or acquittal – dropped 23% from 509 in 2017/18 to just 393. That is one of a range of insights in the regulator’s annual statistical release, published last week (30 October).
A flagship campaign to reverse funding cuts to enforcement agencies has been launched, arguing that local and national safety enforcement teams have been “slowly eroded”.
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