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Labour reneges on 10-year pledge to introduce corporate killing law [UK]

Author: Andrew Grice, Independent [UK], Published on: 3 September 2004

Campaigners for a new law on corporate killing say that about 3,000 workers and 1,000 members of the public have died in work-related incidents in the past 10 years. But only 11 companies have been prosecuted and just four of them, all small businesses, were convicted. [refers to Railtrack (now Network Rail), Zeebrugge Ferry (then operated by Townsend-Thoresen, now part of P&O, which is part of Carnival), Bowbelle (operated by RMC), Liverpool Football Club, Nottingham Forest, Great North Eastern Railway]

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Related companies: Carnival Great North Eastern Railway Liverpool Football Club Network Rail Nottingham Forest P&O (part of Dubai World) RMC