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    :: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 ::

    Putting Corporate Killers Behind Bars: "Which Side Are You On" commentary by Jordan Barab, Confined Space
    Next month, Indiana Rep. Dan Stevenson, a member of Parker's union, United Steelworker Local 1010, will introduce the 'Corporate Manslaughter Act' which will hold corporations criminally liable for 'accidents that occur because they knowingly, deliberately and willfully disregard conditions that lead to work place injury or death.'
    The legislation Stevenson will introduce in the 2006 session will show corporations that there are severe consequences, rather than just paying a 'paltry' Occupational Safety and Health Administration fine when safety violations result in death.

    'As a steelworker for 28 years, I have seen safety violations go uncorrected even though they have been reported on numerous occasions,' Stevenson said, adding he wants to prevent a repeat of the accident that killed Tony Parker in June 2004 at Ispat Inland Inc.'s East Chicago plant now operating under the Mittal Steel U.S.A. banner.
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