‘Kill a Worker, Go to Jail’ | The Tyee

The tenacious fight to make, and enforce, a worker safety law with teeth. Latest in a series.

Source: ‘Kill a Worker, Go to Jail’ | The Tyee

“The Department of Natural Resources had failed to carry out its statutory duties and responsibilities as they related to the Westray project,” said Richard in evaluating the regulatory failures that allowed Westray to continue to operate without any effective remedies being implemented for the serious (and soon-to-be lethal) safety breaches encouraged by managers.

Given all this, it was a particularly bitter pill to swallow when Phillips and company founder Clifford Frame, as well as Douglas Cameron, who had been a key political backer for Westray, tried to blame the miners for the disaster.

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