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    WORK-RELATED DEATHS CENTRE CLOSES

    Centre for Corporate Accountability (CCA) closes down amid turmoil

     

    The Centre For Corporate Accountability (CCA) has suddenly announced through the CCA website that it has “closed down” due to a combination of financial and other difficulties.

    The charity was concerned with the promotion of worker and public safety focusing on the role of state bodies in enforcing health and safety law, investigating work-related deaths and injuries, and subjecting them to proper and appropriate prosecution scrutiny.

    It was set up in 1999 as a not-for-profit organisation and received charitable status in August 2004. 

    Comment: The CCA provided valuable assistance to the families of those fatally injured at work and a healthy added motivation for regulators to carry out a thorough and proper investigation of all work related deaths. 

    Demise of the organisation may partly reflects the success achieved in reducing the number of construction fatalities. Sustaining such historically low levels will be the challenge for construction as the economy picks up.

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