Senior person can find themselves in the firing line simply because they were in charge when things went wrong and the investigator does not fully understand the nature of that person’s role. Therefore key to defending a charge under s37 is demonstrating the extent of that person's role.
Posted on: 26 February 2016
Now, HSE has announced it is prosecuting Foodles Production (UK) Ltd - a subsidiary of Disney – in relation to Harrison Ford’s accident during the filming of the latest Star Wars episode: The Force Awakens. The actor broke his leg after being struck by a heavy hydraulic metal door.
The way many organisations and their senior management respond to a criminal investigation will need to change because the stakes are now much higher. Tactical decisions taken early on may have a significant impact upon the eventual outcome.