Jul. 28, 2017 Corporate Manslaughter

On Jul. 28, 2017 the BBC reported Scotland Yard is investigating the  Grenfell Tower fire that killed at least 80 people in London last June. The Met says it has started a criminal investigation into the cause and spread of the fire, “considering the full range of offences from corporate manslaughter to regulatory breaches.””Under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act, companies and organizations can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter “as a result of serious management failures resulting in a gross breach of a duty of care,” as the UK’s Health and Safety Executive explains.”

If corporations are people, can they be tried for causing harm or death? BTW: English common law is often used as precedent in America.

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