a hard days work never killed anyone?

Published Categorized as enviro, politics

from breakingnews.ie The family of a worker who was crushed to death by a truck today called for health and safety legislation to be fully enforced.

Justin Foley, from Rush in North Dublin, was killed in December 2002 when a truck backed into him during a loading operation.

At a protest outside the Health and Safety Authority headquarters in Dublin, his sister, Lauren, said no prosecutions had been taken against any of the companies involved.

“I don’t see the point in having regulations if you’re not going to enforce them because it’s no deterrent to companies to keep safety standards,? she said.

The inquest into the 21-year-old’s death found there were no safety procedures in place and the HSA had not been notified until a day afterwards.

The jury returned a verdict of accidental death.