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Directors protected from work place deaths

A new corporate killing law, due to tabled by home secretary David Blunkett, will target companies and not their directors.

Link: Companies to take blame for fatal accidents

A draft bill with a timetable for legislation and further details is due to be announced this autumn, the BBC Online reported.

Blunkett said the law must ‘bite properly on large corporations whose failure to set or maintain standards causes a death’.

But he added: ‘The criminal liability of individual directors will not be targeted by the proposals.’

According to the Royal Society for the Prevention 350 people are killed every year in work-related accidents.

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