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Cocklers tragedy highlights need for high safety standards

HSE InfoLine : 24 March, 2006  (Company News)
Following the successful prosecution for manslaughter following the death of 23 cockle pickers on Morecambe Bay in February 2004 the Health and Safety Commission has today taken the opportunity to re-empahsised the importance of worker protection imposed by health and safety legislation.
Following the successful prosecution for manslaughter following the death of 23 cockle pickers on Morecambe Bay in February 2004 the Health and Safety Commission has today taken the opportunity to re-empahsised the importance of worker protection imposed by health and safety legislation.

The HSC chair, Bill Callaghan, said: 'The successful prosecution can never compensate for the tragic loss of 23 lives. Nevertheless, today's verdict highlights the need to ensure sensible health and safety arrangements are in place for all workers in Britain, whatever their nationality or migrant status.

'The Health and Safety Executive has already commissioned further work in order to get a clearer picture of where migrants are working and the sorts of jobs they do, as the next stage in finding out whether they are at greater risk of injury or ill-health than other workers. That report will be available later this year.

'At Morecambe Bay, the risks to regular cocklers have been considerably reduced. While it remains a hazardous place, those who follow the guidelines should be able to work without serious risk.'
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