PLANS for a tough new law which would see negligent bosses face life in prison following fatal accidents at work are to be unveiled at Holyrood tomorrow.

The proposals for a bill on corporate culpable homicide will be put forward by Richard Baker, the Labour MSP for north east Scotland.

His move has been backed by the UK's biggest trade union Unite as well as the law firm Thompsons, which represent victims of industrial illnesses and accidents.

They hope the new First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and her justice secretary Michael Matheson will support the bill.

Mr Baker said: "Scots law is currently not adequate to deal with companies where there has been a fatality because of negligence or recklessness. Directors and managers responsible for health and safety should be criminally liable when there are deaths caused by negligence or recklessness."