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No proof that foreign workers are less safe

Sir,You have published a number of letters suggesting that foreign workers are at greater risk if they do not speak English and which question whether or not it is acceptable to employ them. (‘Non-English speakers put lives at risk’, August 30; ‘Lack of English is dangerous’, August 23).Most accidents are caused by poor management, not generally by the language skills of the victims.If a person falls through a dangerous gap, it is more often because their employer ...

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