That's based purely on your description, mind, as I have never seen the German term before.
Modern definition of manslaughter according to the Crown Prosecution Service:
Manslaughter can be committed in one of three ways:
- Killing with the intent for murder but where a partial defence applies, namely loss of control, diminished responsibility or killing pursuant to a suicide pact.
- Conduct that was grossly negligent given the risk of death, and did kill ("gross negligence manslaughter"); and
- Conduct taking the form of an unlawful act involving a danger of some harm that resulted in death ("unlawful and dangerous act manslaughter").
The term "involuntary manslaughter" is commonly used to describe manslaughter falling within (2) and (3) while (1) is referred to as "voluntary manslaughter".
Homicide: Murder and Manslaughter | The Crown Prosecution Service (cps.gov.uk)
Edit no. 2: "conduct endangering life" is apparently a crime in Victoria, Australia - it does not appear to involve actually causing death, but the name of the offernce is a close approximation to the German.