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- 1 Workplace incidents in the UK
- 2 A historical perspective: The development of business accountability from the nineteenth century
- 2.1 Economic and political doctrine of laissez-faire
- 2.2 Development of employment law and employers' liability
- 2.3 Development of employers' duty of care
- 2.4 Imposition of vicarious liability
- 2.5 Statutory health and safety regime – a summary
- 3 Corporate manslaughter
- 4 Corporate responsibility in an international context
- 5 Case Study: Bhopal
- 5.1 Background to Bhopal
- 5.2 The incident and its consequences
- 5.3 Safety issues at the plant
- 5.4 The people affected by the Bhopal incident
- 5.5 Environmental damage from the Bhopal plant
- 5.6 Corporate responsibility for the Bhopal plant
- 5.7 The immediate responses to the gas leak at Bhopal
- 5.8 Legal accountability for the Bhopal gas leak
- 5.9 Liability for the contamination at Bhopal
- 5.10 What is there to prevent another Bhopal?
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