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Company charged with corporate manslaughter after the death of two employees

11/05/2016

The Director of Martinisation (London) Ltd, Martin Gutaj, has been charged with health and safety offences and the company has been charged with corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences after two men died while working for the company. In November 2014, Tomasz Procko and Karol Symanski fell from a first floor balcony as they tried to hoist a sofa up from the pavement in Cadogan Square, London SW1.

Zoe Martin, Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, said: "I have today issued a written charge and requisition to Martinisation (London) Ltd in respect of two health and safety offences and offences of corporate manslaughter. I have also issued a written charge and requisition to company director Martin Gutaj in respect of two health and safety offences.
"The next hearing will take place on 6 June at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

"Criminal proceedings against Mr Gutaj and the company will now begin and they have a right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings."

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