Four industrial safety bills and amendments will be introduced to the legislature within months after the Government admitted yesterday it had failed to reduce deaths in the workplace. But critics said the bills were too late to save dozens of lives. Twenty-five workers died in industrial accidents in the first six months of this year - the same number as last year - and more than 200 people are killed and almost 60,000 injured at work annually. The new bills were drawn up after the June collapse of a construction platform at the Rambler Channel airport railway bridge project claimed six lives. Secretary for Education and Manpower Joseph Wong Wing-ping said the Occupational Safety and Health Bill would extend protection to all non-industrial employees. The Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Amendment) Bill would require certain industries to have safety management systems on-site, Mr Wong said. Two more amendments would tighten safety conditions for those working in confined spaces or at great heights, he said. Labour Commissioner Jacqueline Willis said her office would study how tighter controls could cut the soaring costs of industrial accidents. The results could be used to convince employers to improve safety voluntarily, she said. But Association for the Rights of Industrial Accidents Victims chairman Chan Kam-hong said the Government should already have introduced more laws. 'We can't always amend the laws after industrial accidents have taken place,,' he said. Governor Chris Patten yesterday launched the Occupational Safety Charter but was forced to admit industrial accident figures were still 'very bad'.