Defective working conditions may create an unsafe work environment. This in turn may lead to personal injury (or death). In some cases the damage does not become apparent until later, for instance with some occupational disease. In workplace accidents the personal injury (or death) is usually immediately apparent.
Employers have a duty of care towards their employees. This means that they should demonstrate that they have taken all precautions necessary to prevent their employees from sustaining personal injury in their work. Employers have a similar duty of care towards subordinates working for them without an employment agreement. There are no circumstances that release employers from that duty.
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