Friday, 27 June 2008

Twice As many Deaths at Work as on the 'Streets'

This is a short piece that features in this weeks issue of the Socialist

A report published by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies last week showed that whilst 765 are killed in acts of violence each year, almost twice as many, about 1300 a year, are killed in workplaces across the UK.
Given the huge attention given to rightly condemned street stabbings (only a small number of the 765 deaths), what about this which accounts for far more deaths? And as one of the authors point out "'In many ways these crimes are more premeditated. They have the opportunity to plan and prevent these deaths", but as ever the interests of profits and big business come first.

2 comments:

Highlander said...

Aaaarrrgghh! This is the sort of thing that should be headline news but never is. I wonder why...

Duncan Money said...

Brilliant point, I've never thought of it like that before.