Workers dying in British construction industry


This video From Britain is called International Workers Memorial Day 2012 in South Lanarkshire.

From British daily The Morning Star:

Time to end the deaths

(Sunday 16 September 2007)

WE could do no better to open an editorial on site deaths than to quote construction union UCATT leader Alan Ritchie: “The British construction industry must be told loudly and clearly that they can no longer get away with killing their workers.”

A steady stream of construction deaths last year brought the annual total to a horrific 77, up from 60 the year before, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

It is time that Work and Pensions Secretary Peter Hain launched efforts to reduce that total and improve safety on building sites.

See also here.

Five dead in Colorado, USA, hydroelectric plant fire: here.

Work (un)safety in Mexico: here.

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