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CHAPTER 1. Introduction: The Politics of Recognition and Response
Eric Tucker

CHAPTER 2. Trucking Tragedies: The Hidden Disaster of Mass Death in the Long-Haul Road Transport Industry
Michael Quinlan, Claire Mayhew, and Richard Johnstone

CHAPTER 3. The Australian Epidemic of Repetition Strain Injury: A Sociological Perspective
Andrew Hopkins

CHAPTER 4. "All Part of the Game": The Recognition of and Response to an Industrial Disaster at the Fluorspar Mines, St. Lawrence, Newfoundland, 1933-1978
Richard Rennie

CHAPTER 5. The Long Road to Action: The Silicosis Problem and Swedish Occupational Health and Safety Policy in the 20th Century
Annette Thoernquist

CHAPTER 6. Disaster, Meaning Making, and Reform in Antebellum Massachusetts
Patricia Reeve

CHAPTER 7. Regulating Safety, Regulating Profit: Cost-Cutting, Injury and Death in the British North Sea after Piper Alpha
Dave Whyte

CHAPTER 8. Courts, Crime, and Workplace
Richard Johnstone

CHAPTER 9. Blame and Causation in the Aftermath of Industrial Disasters: Nova Scotia's Coal Mines from 1858 to Westray
Susan Dodd

CHAPTER 10. Accountability and Reform in the Aftermath of the Westray Mine Explosion
Eric Tucker


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