Thomas-Felix alarmed at workplace deaths

THERE were 102 fatal accidents in the workplace between 2006 and 2015, President of the Industrial Court Deborah Thomas-Felix said yesterday, expressing alarm at the continued prevalence of job-site deaths.

“One death in the workplace is one too many and we therefore should be concerned and very alarmed that there have been 102 workplace fatalities in nine years,” said Thomas-Felix as she addressed a special sitting of the court in Port-of-Spain to mark the opening of the law term. She called on both the public and private sectors to improve standards. 

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