Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://secure.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/741/15651

From The Socialist newspaper, 7 November 2012

The scandal of death at work

Two fatal incidents on separate construction sites in London have again cast the spotlight on safety in the construction industry.

On 29 October, carpenter Justinas Kopickas died at a site in Putney. Reports suggest that he was leaning against a metal barrier on the sixth floor of the development when he fell, colliding with two builders on the way.

On the same day, a man died after apparently being crushed at a demolition site on Tottenham High Road. The 25 year old victim suffered multiple injuries and died in hospital two days later.

The incidents occurred just days before the HSE issued its latest injury and ill-health statistics. The construction industry sector recorded 2,230 major injuries in 2011/12, down from 2,307 in 2010/11.

In response to the figures, the HSE's chief inspector of construction, Philip White, said: "Year after year, construction continues to be one of the most dangerous sectors in British industry.

"Though the numbers are down in the long term, thousands of workers are being seriously injured, or made unwell by their work."

This is happening at the same time as construction companies like those involved in the Crossrail project, continue to sack and blacklist safety reps and trade unionists.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 7 November 2012:


 

Home   |   The Socialist 7 November 2012   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   PDF  




Related links:

Construction:

triangleHS2 debacle: nationalise rail and construction!

triangleHull: Construction workers' walkout forces employer to back down

triangleHull construction workers strike against blacklisting

triangleSocialist Party member Janet Gibson advertising NSSN conference at a protest of steel construction workers outside a Siemans factory in Lincoln (click for report)

triangleTen years since Lindsey strike: when militant action stopped the 'race to the bottom'

Injuries:

triangleHorror of health-wrecking toil for Polish migrants

triangleThe real health and safety 'madness'

triangleWorkers die on tower cranes - Con-Dems cut safety regulations

triangleThem & Us

Hse:

triangleThe Socialist inbox

triangle'Red tape' bonfire puts workers at more risk

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

22/2/20

PCS

Workers call on Interserve bosses to recognise union

19/2/20

Rhondda Cynon Taff

Keep the pressure on to save Royal Glam A&E

19/2/20

Climate change

'Roses are red, violets are blue, BP and Shell - we're coming for you'

19/2/20

Newham

Stop Newham Labour's cuts and gentrification

19/2/20

Unite

London bus rep dismissal update

19/2/20

Birmingham

Support Clive Walder

19/2/20

East London

East London anti-academy strikes escalate

19/2/20

NEU

Sixth-form strikers stand firm for increased funding

19/2/20

Unite

Unite union executive council elections

19/2/20

CWU

CWU: Build for a massive Yes vote in Royal Mail

19/2/20

Hackney

Hackney parking wardens strike for 15 an hour

19/2/20

The Socialist

The Socialist: Ideas to change society

19/2/20

Peterborough

Peterborough food workers picket and protest

19/2/20

The Socialist

Socialist sellers

19/2/20

Environment

Socialist Students says democratise the climate strike movement

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 079 8202 1969

East Mids: 077 3797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 078 4114 4890

North West 079 5437 6096

South West: 077 5979 6478

Southern: 078 3368 1910

Wales: 079 3539 1947

West Mids: 024 7655 5620

Yorkshire: 077 0671 0041

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


February 2020

January 2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999