Still Dying for A Living
Corporate Criminal Liability After the Westray Mine DisasterBook - 2012
In 1992 a preventable explosion at the Westray Mine in Plymouth, Nova Scotia, killed twenty-six miners. More than a decade later, the government enacted Bill C-45, commonly known as the Westray bill, to hold organizations criminally liable for seriously injuring and killing workers and the public. In Still Dying for a Living, Steven Bittle turns a critical eye on the Westray bill, revealing how legal, economic, and cultural discourses surrounding the bill downplayed the seriousness of workplace injury and death, effectively characterizing these crimes as regrettable but largely unavoidable accidents and, in the process, obscuring their underlying causes.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2012
Branch Call Number: 345.710268 BIT NVD
Characteristics: xix, 237 p. ; 23 cm