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    FATAL INCIDENT ON WATER PROJECT

    Workman dies in fall from height on major water project 

    A 38-year-old man has died during construction work at sewage treatment works. The fall occurred at the Yorkshire Water Knostrop sewage works near Leeds. A Laing O’Rourke spokesman told Contract Journal: “We can confirm that, on the 13 November there was an incident at a Laing O’Rourke project site at Knostrop, near Leeds that resulted in the fatality of a member of Laing O’Rourke’s supply chain.”

    Police and the HSE Inspectors are continuing investigations at the site. This is the second fatal accident on a Laing O’Rourke group project during November 2008 and the third construction sector death on water industry projects since 1 April 2008. 

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