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Losing your fi gure


From the figures quoted in your article on the HSE campaign (NCE 4/11 August) the number of construction deaths from all causes, except falls from heights, increased from 32 (71-(28+11)) in 2003/4 to 44 (72-28) in 2004/5.

This is an annual increase of 12 or 37.5%. Unlike the HSE I am not encouraged.

Peter Hird (M), 18 Nansen Road, London SW11 5NT.

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