Britain: corporations kill workers

British workers demonstrate for more safety at work

From London daily News Line:

Wednesday, 11 October 2006

JAIL THE BOSSES! – who cause the deaths of workers

‘I feel as though they killed my son and the government is covering up for them.

It is one big cover up,’ Linda Whelan from County Durham told News Line yesterday.

Linda, whose son Craig was aged 23 when he died in an explosion in a chimney he was working to demolish, was on a lobby of parliament organised by FACK (Families Against Corporate Killers).

She told how her son had been sent back inside the chimney even though three managers of the company had received an email informing them that the men should not be sent back because of flammable chemicals within the chimney walls.

‘They got a small fine each,’ said Linda.

Hilda Palmer from FACK said: ‘Today is the second reading of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill.

‘The bill is completely inadequate. It doesn’t hold companies fully to account for killing people by gross negligence.

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