Sweden -Too lax health and safety measures -October 23, 2013

Two men employed by a subcontractor on a steel plant of SSAB to empty a cistern of tar as part of maintenance work carried out every six years tragically fell into the cistern of tar and were later found dead. According to the metal workers trade union IF Metall this is due to more lax health and safety measures, adding that SSAB's reliance on third-party labour has to be questioned. The management stated that there was no link between the two victims' employment status and the accident.

English: http://www.industriall-union.org/fatal-accident-at-swedish-steel-plant

 

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