The Health and Safety Executive has imposed a Crown Censure on the Ministry of Justice following the death of Corporal George Partridge during a diving training exercise in Gloucestershire in March 2018. The MOD accepted breaching its duty of care under Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 2874.
The MOD cannot face prosecution in the same way as non-Government bodies and a Crown Censure is the maximum sanction that the HSE can impose on a Government body. Once accepted, a Crown Censure is an official record of a failing to meet the standards set out in law.