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    CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES

    Construction deaths Dec 2008 – Jan 2009 show steep decline

    The HSE CEO monthly reports contains details of the initial notifications of construction sector fatal injuries. These figures and indicate that 3 deaths occurred on construction projects during December 2008 (0) and January 2009 (3) compared with 9 deaths during November 2008. The deaths involved (text as reported by HSE):

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    1. Electric cable explosion – London
    2. Found unconscious outside house being painted – London
    3. Struck by reversing telehandler – Berwick on Tweed 

    Comment: The worrying number (9) of deaths during November 2008 seems to have been halted although this may merely reflect the Christmas break and poor weather conditions in January that closed many projects for a number of days. The government Inquiry into construction fatalities is scheduled to to report in late Spring 2009.

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