According to a Guardian news article ‘more builders have died on UK sites in the past decade than soldiers fighting overseas’.
It goes on to say:
‘The construction industry is the most dangerous sector in Britain. There is no trade like it. To put it in context, 448 British soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since 2001. Over the same period, more than 760 construction workers have been killed on British sites.
The article focuses on the fatility in 2011 of Richard Laco, 31, a labourer from Slovakia, who worked on The Crick Building in London for a Laing O’Rourke sub-contractor. Richard was relatively inexperienced in the construction industry and you can’t help but wonder if he would have benefitted from the new Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment which would have given him basic health and safety knowledge before getting the labourer CSCS card.
The full article can be read here http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/apr/12/death-richard-laco-britain-builders-safety-construction
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