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    :: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 ::

    Law puts $2M into safer work - By Karen Kleiss, The Edmonton Journal

    EDMONTON - An innovative Alberta law is ensuring that the price paid for workplace accidents helps victims and promotes safety -- and doesn't disappear into government coffers.

    Since 2003, nearly $2 million in fines paid by companies after workers were injured or killed on the job has gone to charitable groups using a "creative sentencing" option that is unique in Canada.

    The program helps ensure that some good comes of tragic situations, say victims' advocates, prosecutors and convicted companies.
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