Obituary: John Lewis Williams

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The Independent Online
John Lewis Williams, lawyer, died Newport Dyfed 11 January, aged 77. Devoted career to improving health and safety in the workplace. Wrote the pioneering book Accidents and Ill-health at Work (1960) and was involved in drafting private members' Bills on safety at work. Submitted recommendations to the Robens Commission, almost all of which were incorporated in the 1974 Health and Safety Act. Spent the last years of his life working with mining unions to preserve underground safety standards.

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