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Document ID (ISN)104340
CIS number 05-683
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hopkins A.
Title Lessons from Longford: The trial
Bibliographic information Dec. 2002, Vol.18, No.6, p.1-72 (whole issue). Bibl.ref. Index.
Abstract This special issue details the legal consequences of the explosion at a gas plant in 1998 in Longford, near Melbourne, Australia, and in particular the criminal trial which took place in 2001 which ruled that the operator of the plant had failed in its duty of care to its employees under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1985 (CIS 88-1751). Topics covered: introduction; the charges; the company's defence; sentencing; learning from Longford; new bill on corporate manslaughter; conclusion. The complete sentence is included in an appendix.
Descriptors (primary) responsibilities of employers; Australia; legal aspects; fatalities; gas industry; management failure; gas explosions
Descriptors (secondary) case study; case law; penalties; major hazards
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Power generation and distribution
Explosions