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Harm and vibration

Letters

Could I point out that if consultants designed all structures: a) in balsa wood to avoid Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome due to drilling with hand tools; and b) no higher than 1.2m high to eliminate working at height (News last week); they would be sued by their clients because their structures would not be fit for purpose. And even then, on current evidence, the Health & Safety Executive would be looking to vigorously prosecute them for some alleged offence involving exposure to wood dust or another nonsense!

Paul Butcher (M), 14 Hillfield Close, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 5NA

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