Friday, June 20, 2008

Fatal work accidents report deeply worrying - Willott

Commenting on last Tuesday's report from the Centre for Crime and
Justice Studies
, which suggests that at least twice as many people die from fatal injuries at work than are victims of homicide, Liberal Democrat Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, Cardiff Central MP, Jenny Willott said:

"It is deeply worrying that fatal accidents at work are being brushed under the carpet.

"This report suggests that health and safety inspections and investigations simply aren’t carried out often enough, which has had devastating consequences.

"Previous reports have highlighted that Health and Safety Executive is underfunded and overworked but the Government hasn’t acted on these findings. Ministers must take steps immediately to ensure that people are safe at work.

"Deregulation is not a licence for employers to abandon their responsibility to protect their employees."
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