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    FATAL INJURIES MONTHLY SUMMARY

    Construction deaths during November 2008 near double figures

    The HSE CEO December monthly report contains details of the initial notifications of construction sector fatal injuries for November 2008. These figures and other enquiries indicate that 9 deaths occurred on construction projects during the month. These deaths involved (as reported by HSE):

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    1. Struck by heavy beam – Essex
    2. Cylinder explosion – Hertfordshire
    3. Fall into empty tank – Leeds
    4. Struck by falling materials – Dorset
    5. Fall through skylight – Cornwall
    6. Dumper ‘fell over’ – Gloucestershire
    7. Struck by excavator bucket – London
    8. Struck by steel roof member – Newcastle
    9. Fall from scaffolding – Essex

    Comment: The near double digit number of deaths during November 2008 is worrying in view of the more optimistic picture that seemed to be emerging at the 6 month stage. The goverment Inquiry into construction fatalities announced recently will involve three phases: review of existing work; deeper analysis of underlying causes; and review and report to DWP Ministers and HSE Board.

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