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Corporate liability for workplace deaths and injuries-reflecting on Victoria's laws in the light of the Esso Longford explosion

Wheelwright, Karen 2002, Corporate liability for workplace deaths and injuries-reflecting on Victoria's laws in the light of the Esso Longford explosion, Deakin law review, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 323-347.

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Title Corporate liability for workplace deaths and injuries-reflecting on Victoria's laws in the light of the Esso Longford explosion
Author(s) Wheelwright, Karen
Journal name Deakin law review
Volume number 7
Issue number 2
Start page 323
End page 347
Publisher Deakin University, School of Law
Place of publication Burwood, Vic.
Publication date 2002
ISSN 1321-3660
Summary The purpose of this article is to consider some different legal models for the liability of corporations for the deaths and serious injuries of their employees, with particular emphasis on the law in Victoria.

Two recent developments in Victoria prompt this consideration. First, on 30 July 2001, the Victorian Supreme Court handed down its sentencing decision in the case arising from the explosion on 25 September 1998 at the Longford gas plant operated by Esso Australia Pty Ltd. The decision marked the end of the formal public consideration of a devastating event in Victorian industrial history, which began with the Royal Commission set up on 20 October 1998 to investigate the causes of an explosion in which two workers died and eight others were injured. Second, in early 2002, the Victorian Government failed in its attempt to introduce new criminal offences for corporate employers whose employees are killed or seriously injured at work. In spite of their failure to be passed by the Legislative Council in Victoria, these proposals warrant consideration. They represent a growing trend by policy makers in attempting to address more effectively the question of the liability for deaths and serious injuries of workers to employers who operate through the corporate form.
Language eng
Field of Research 180109 Corporations and Associations Law
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001677

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Law
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