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    SEVENTH LONDON CYCLIST DEATH DURING 2018

    Building products vehicle involved in death of Queens doctor

    A physician to the Queen has died in road traffic incident in central London on 15th August 2018. The BBC has reported that Dr Peter Fisher, aged 67, died during a “crash” with a lorry in High Holborn.

    He was pronounced dead at the scene and is believed to be the seventh cyclist to die in London during 2018. The police state that no arrests have been made and the lorry driver is helping with the investigation.

    University College London Hospital Medical Director, Dr Gill Gaskin, said:

    “Peter was a highly regarded colleague and friend of many at the RLHIM. He was an international figure in homeopathy who was committed to holistic and compassionate care for his patients. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues and patients alike.”

    The BBC report that the incident involved a lorry owned by CCF described as “a company which distributes building products” to the construction industry.

    The company website states that “CCF are a nationwide distributor of insulation and interior building products to the UK construction industry. With 41 branches nationwide”.

    The company told the BBC that it was working with police “to determine exactly what happened” and offered its sympathies to Dr Fisher’s family.

    CLOCS launch new website

    Since launch the 2013 launch of the  Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) Website the construction industry has opted to “take ownership of work related road risk beyond legal requirements”.

    A wide range of construction clients, principal contractors and fleet operators have committed to implement the requirements of the CLOCS Standard. A supply chain comprised of CLOCS Champions means that clients, contractors and the vehicle operators are working together to minimise risk to vulnerable road users.

    CLOCS has now launched a new website which includes a new Directory of Champions so that visitors can identify organisations committed to the CLOCS Standard. It is understood that 32 Build UK members are signed up as CLOCS champions.

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