Amey refutes ‘corporate manslaughter’ claim made in Sheffield tree campaigners court case

The firm contracted to repair Sheffield’s streets says allegations of a corporate manslaughter conviction made in court this week are not true.

A barrister representing three of the city’s tree campaigners during their fight against injunction proceedings by Sheffield Council claimed on Thursday that Amey received the conviction in 2008.

Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/amey-refutes-corporate-manslaughter-claim-made-in-sheffield-tree-campaigners-court-case-1-8676620

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One Response to Amey refutes ‘corporate manslaughter’ claim made in Sheffield tree campaigners court case

  1. Colin Tawn says:

    This is another example of Sheffield City Council (like RMBC) failing to carry out due diligence on contractors.
    Whether or not the claim of corporate manslaughter is true it is a matter of public record that Amey were fined £30,000 after the death of one of its employees.
    The bigger question now IMV is: Is the contract between SCC and Amey results based instead of evidence based? If it is evidence based then the findings should be published.

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