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Breach of WTR - leading to corporate manslaughter?

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Firm's directors convicted over fatal crash, by Arthur Leathley. Times, November 20, 1999, 4. Also reported in DTel, November 20, 1999, 2.

In a legal ground breaking case, Stephen and Julie Bowles, two directors of Roy Bowles Transport Limited, have been convicted of two charges of corporate manslaughter after it was held that they knew or should have known that Mr Andrew Cox, a driver for their haulage firm, often worked 60 hours or more without a proper break. His excessive working hours resulted in a fatal crash.

It being a criminal case, there will be no judgment available to consider unless an appeal takes place.