Welter Construction Limited, an engineering and construction company based in Lincolnshire, was fined by the Home Office last week for allowing a teenage warden to carry out serious bodily harm and leaving a teenage girl in a coma.
The company, which provides catering, cleaning, maintenance and catering services to the Home Department, admitted manslaughter and grievous bodily harm.
The court heard that the company’s chairman, Alan Riggs, admitted causing grievous and unlawful bodily harm to a female employee and left the 16-year-old female worker unconscious after a botched delivery.
He also admitted grievous damage to the girl’s body and a criminal damage charge was also brought.
Mr Riggs had pleaded guilty to the charges at Lincoln Crown Court on Wednesday.
It was the first conviction under the Serious Organised Crime Act in the UK for wilful manslaughter.
A prosecution team has been formed, which is expected to start work next week.
The charges relate to the death of a 16-month-old baby girl at Welter’s Waltham site in 2012.
The baby was treated at a nearby hospital and was discharged, but the case has not yet been referred to the police.
The incident happened just weeks after the construction company was fined for the death, which was recorded as an incident of gross negligence, in November 2016.
Mr Roberts admitted causing bodily harm with intent and causing grievously bodily harm by failing to provide an adequate response to the emergency call to call 999 and failing to prevent the death.
The young girl died on February 28, 2017.
“In all circumstances it is highly likely that Mr Roberts will have to pay a heavy fine.” “
The court also heard that Mr Rigg had been interviewed by police after the death but no further action was taken against him. “
In all circumstances it is highly likely that Mr Roberts will have to pay a heavy fine.”
The court also heard that Mr Rigg had been interviewed by police after the death but no further action was taken against him.
The home secretary’s office said: ‘We are determined to bring offenders to justice for the harm that they cause, and to put those who commit similar crimes on notice of the consequences.’
A spokesman for Welter said: ‘[The company] has cooperated fully with police and the Home Secretary’s investigation into the incident.
‘We can confirm that we have taken immediate steps to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident, including our internal processes to identify and report to the authorities, and we will continue to cooperate with the investigation.’
Welter was found guilty of manslaughter, grievous injury and criminal damage by a jury at Lincoln crown court on Wednesday The Home Office said the company has agreed to a conditional settlement with the court, which will enable it to pay the fine.
It added: ‘It is a matter of regret for the families of the child who died and we are grateful to the jury for their work.
‘Welter Construction Ltd is committed to working closely with police to bring those responsible for this tragedy to justice.’