Two construction workers have died in separate accidents this week.
Carpenter Vincent Dooley, 54, of Old Street, London, died after falling 4m between the 14th and 15th floors at the Bishopsgate development in the City of London on Monday. He was working for subcontractor McDermott Brothers on contract to Sir Robert McAlpine. On Tuesday, a 42year-old man from Newark working for subcontractor David Rowlands died after falling 10m when a cherrypicker overturned at contractor Mowlem's site at the Sheffield United Bramall Lane stadium.
Meanwhile the Health & Safety Executive has been given an extra £45M over the next three years to help implement the Government's plans to cut workplace accidents by 30% over the next ten years. Construction accident fatalities are currently running at over 60% higher than last year.