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Document ID (ISN)77103
CIS number 01-1042
ISBN(s) 2-911221-07-9
Year 1999
Convention or series no. Synthèse 6
Author(s) Seillan H.
Title Danger, accidents, diseases, major disasters - Criminal liability
Original title Danger, accidents, maladies, catastrophes - Responsabilité pénale [in French]
Bibliographic information Editions Préventique, 37 et 68 cours de la Martinique, 33000 Bordeaux, France, 1999. 169p. Price: FRF 150.00.
Abstract This publication addresses the issue of criminal liability in cases of accident, diseases or major disasters. Following an introduction on the principles of penal law, the main forms of violation to the French penal code are described, the steps in the legal procedure between the accident and the ruling are listed and the various persons likely to be considered legally responsible are mentioned. The importance of a preventive approach is emphasized (evaluation of damage risk, media coverage and impact on the community, accident investigation under governing legislation, research into the causes attributable to third parties, analysis of interests involved and defence strategies).
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; occupational diseases; criminal liability; major hazards; France
Descriptors (secondary) hazard evaluation; accident investigation; comment on law; social aspects; legislation
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Major hazards
Criminal liability in OSH