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Women in engineering break world record

Female construction workers have broken the world record for the number of people jumping and high-fiving in one place.

At an event held to mark Women in Engineering Day yesterday 864 people took part in a communal mid-air palm slap.

The event was organised by Transport for London to celebrate 100 years of women in transport.

Staff at Thames Tideway Tunnel – which is aiming for gender parity on the super sewer scheme by 2023 – took part in the event.

Thames Tideway Tunnel chief executive Andy Mitchell said: “It was wonderful to be part of a successful world-record attempt, and to see so many people come together to mark National Women in Engineering Day.

“The next step is to start breaking records for recruiting women into engineering and construction.”

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