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Construction Deaths Double in Yorkshire

Construction Death rates Double in Yorkshire

Calls for building firms to prioritise health and safety as Construction Deaths Double in Yorkshire.

A recent investigation by the union UCATT has revealed that the number of construction deaths in Yorkshire doubled in 2012/13.

statistics show there were a total of 6 construction deaths in Yorkshire in 2012/13 compared to just 3 in 2011/12. 1 of those was in East Riding Council, another in Rotherham. 2 were in Leeds, with another 2 in Wakefield.

On the other hand, fatalities in the whole of the UK fell last year. There were a total of 39 construction fatalities in 2012/13 compared to 49 in 2011/12.

Regional Secretary for UCATT’s Yorkshire Region has said:  “The vast majority of construction deaths are entirely preventable and everyone involved in the industry should be working together to reduce fatalities”.

Construction deaths double

Construction deaths double in Yorkshire during 2012 / 2013

In 2012/13 in the UK the most common type of fatal construction accident was falls from heights which led to 23 deaths, 60% of all deaths recorded.

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