Waste company sentenced for corporate manslaughter

February 23, 2023

Following convictions for corporate manslaughter and other breaches of health and safety legislation after a trial in December 2022, FDS Waste Services Limited was sentenced to fines totalling £640,000 by Mr Justice Garnham at Winchester Crown Court on 22 February 2023. The director of the company, Philip Pidgley, also received a sentence of 6 months imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, in respect of a related conviction pursuant to section 37 of HSWA 1974.

Mark Watson KC and Peter Alcock prosecuted the case, instructed by CPS Special Casework.

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