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Sudden death at work

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 02 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:924
  1. J M Harrington

    The message of Cutting Edge's programme was that many deaths at work result from negligent work practices and that the guilty employers go unpunished. The programme concentrated its attention on the west midlands, where the local trades union advisory group had investigated all recent deaths at work and then hired the eminent QC Anthony Scrivener to review whether criminal charges could have been brought against the employer.

    The programme's three sections were each devoted to one death, and a pattern emerged: relatives talking (rather eloquently I thought) …

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