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Old Mar 11th 2009, 4:58 am
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I am sorry but I simply do not believe the statistics quoted here. Whenever I visit construction sites, yes there are plenty of warning notices on display and protective helmets worn but the practices of the mainly unsupervised workers are often terrifying. I have already mention a recent fatal plunge into a silo which has not been reported anywhere. Maybe I am just being unfair?


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come on we know that the statistics in the papers are never right, shame they still feel the need to con the outside world.
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I am sorry but I simply do not believe the statistics quoted here. Whenever I visit construction sites, yes there are plenty of warning notices on display and protective helmets worn but the practices of the mainly unsupervised workers are often terrifying. I have already mention a recent fatal plunge into a silo which has not been reported anywhere. Maybe I am just being unfair?


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the sycophantic style of the article is a dead giveaway.

Every site noticeboard I've seen shows between 75 and 100 days lost to injury, generally relating to a tower that hasn't got beyond 5 floors yet.

The HSE figures for 2007-2008 show an average of 3.4 per 100,000 workers killed at work (construction only - national average 0.8/100,000) with a total of 72 fatal injuries.

HSE stats for construction in the UK

As for "proper training"... I would imagine it goes something like this "This is a "building site" - you will be working here. This is your "safety hat" - wear it. Here is a "hammer"..."

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Old Mar 11th 2009, 6:26 am
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the sycophantic style of the article is a dead giveaway.

Every site noticeboard I've seen shows between 75 and 100 days lost to injury, generally relating to a tower that hasn't got beyond 5 floors yet.

The HSE figures for 2007-2008 show an average of 3.4 per 100,000 workers killed at work (construction only - national average 0.8/100,000) with a total of 72 fatal injuries.

HSE stats for construction in the UK

As for "proper training"... I would imagine it goes something like this "This is a "building site" - you will be working here. This is your "safety hat" - wear it. Here is a "hammer"..."
I know a guy who goes out and checks sites, warehouses etc - they was a dangerous chemical spillage and when he turned up they had got 10 indians in flip flops to mop it up, no face masks, nowt.
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but in the national today they are saying its the year ago today that the big accident happened in ghantoot, and how many people did they say was killed back then, dont remember any, but today its says 4 and 350 cars affected etc.
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but in the national today they are saying its the year ago today that the big accident happened in ghantoot, and how many people did they say was killed back then, dont remember any, but today its says 4 and 350 cars affected etc.
they did state in the paper that there was fatalities
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but in the national today they are saying its the year ago today that the big accident happened in ghantoot, and how many people did they say was killed back then, dont remember any, but today its says 4 and 350 cars affected etc.
If you remember the absolute carnage depicted on the TV and in newspaper pictures soon after it happened, it makes only 4 dead seem unlikely.
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If you remember the absolute carnage depicted on the TV and in newspaper pictures soon after it happened, it makes only 4 dead seem unlikely.
what happened? I was before my time...
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what happened? I was before my time...
200 odd car pile up in fog outside Ghantoot.

I was driving the other way (AD bound ) that morning. You couldnt see 10 metres in front, still the arseholes in Landcruisers and safari's were flying by at 140 plus.

On my journey i witnessed 2 landcruisers smash into the central reservaton

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200 odd car pile up in fog outside Ghantoot.

I was driving the other way (AD bound ) that morning. You couldnt see 10 metres in front, still the arseholes in Landcruisers and safari's were flying by at 140 plus.

On my journey i witnessed 2 landcruisers smash into the central reservaton

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aie-ah! Sounds dreadful.

But that was a traffic accident and not a construction accident, no? I had visions of a building collapse or something.
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yep traffic accident but was stating it because the correct numbers are never quoted
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