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Accident rate

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Your article Safety is not an option (NCE 25 November) refers to the number of deaths and serious injuries in construction (years 2002 and 2003).

Presumably these cases have been investigated by the Health & Safety Executive and as a designer it would be helpful if their findings could be made available, especially those cases where design was a contributory factor.

As an example, falling from height resulted in 1,107 serious injuries in 2003/2004 but there is no information on how many (falls) were design-related or how these accidents could have been prevented.

George Chambers gchambers@georgechambers.fsnet.co.uk

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