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    FATALITY: SECOND DUMPER DEATH IN ONE WEEK

    Drainage contractor workman died on M1 smart motorway project

    It has been reported by the Construction Enquirer that a construction worker has died on the M1 smart motorway project Northamptonshire.

    The deceased worker is reported to work for a contractor on the Costain/Galliford Try joint venture project.

    The Enquirer has been told that the incident involved a site dumper and reports that it has seen an internal email from Costain CEO Andrew Wyllie stating:

    “I am very sad to have to inform you that a subcontractor colleague was fatally injured at junction 16 on our M1 smart motorways project site this morning. Our deepest sympathies go to his family, friends and colleagues.

    Our priority today has been to ensure the well-being and safety of everyone working on the site after today’s accident.  A thorough investigation into this has started and a safety alert will be issued tomorrow.

    May I take this opportunity to remind everyone that our number one priority has to be the health, safety and well being of colleagues, clients and the communities in which we work.

    The tragic news we have had to share today reminds us all that we work in an industry where the risks to health and safety are high.

    Please do everything in your power to ensure everyone goes home safely at the end of the day.”

    This death follows a fatality last week on a new homes project in Essex which involved a site dumper overturning.

     

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