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Safety goes up in smoke

Issue No. 1791

Safety campaigners are calling for an investigation into Shoreham dock, run by the Euromin firm, following a major fire there last week. The dock was where casual worker Simon Jones was killed four years ago. Last year Euromin and its manager, Richard Martell, were fined £50,000 plus £20,000 costs for breaches of health and safety law after Simon's death.

Last Friday night a major fire broke out at the dock involving 25 fire engines and up to 100 firefighters. The Simon Jones Memorial Campaign has campaigned tirelessly to have safety arrangements at the dock investigated.

It has also called a national day of action against casualisation on 24 April 2002, the fourth anniversary of Simon's death.

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Sat 16 Mar 2002, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1791
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