Terrifying 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act to be Invoked

By sizemore Last edited 150 months ago
Terrifying 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act to be Invoked

First it looked like it was going to be a farce, then we had a report that maybe charges would be brought against the police for the murder of Jean Charles de Menezes. The Guardian now reckons that we're back to health and safety violations:

the CPS is expected to announce on Monday that the Metropolitan police as an organisation will be charged with breaching health and safety at work laws over the shooting, raising questions over the future of the Met commissioner Sir Ian Blair. If found guilty of breaches, the Met could be fined an unlimited sum.

Blair could/maybe/perhaps face some difficult questions? Unless those questions are written on an anvil and dropped off the top of Centre Point while Blair waits patiently below on top of a freshly painted X we think he'll be ok. And an unlimited sum you say? Let's just check what it would cost to bring someone back to life and we'll get back to you with those figures.

Best of all the next time some mutt decides that the person in his crosshairs is probably/maybe a bad guy/gal won't it be great knowing in the instant before your head explodes that the 'company' he works for will be dragged before yet another health and safety tribunal?

Maybe if they kill enough people breach the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act enough times we can ask another firm to bid for the contract...

Last Updated 15 July 2006