Despite the introduction of a raft of construction related health & safety legislation over the last 30 years, there still remains an unacceptable amount of fatalities, serious injuries and avoidable accidents and injuries within the UK construction industry
‘There have been significant reductions in the number and rate of injury over the last 20 years or more. Nevertheless, construction remains a high risk industry. Although it accounts for only about 5% of the employees in Britain it accounts for 27% of fatal injuries to employees and 10% of reported major injuries.
Despite the introduction of a raft of construction related health & safety legislation, there still remains an unacceptable amount of fatalities, serious injuries and avoidable accidents and injuries within the UK construction industry. The previous article made reference to the ‘human factor’ which seems to be a inbuilt self destruct mechanism whereby we as human beings think we can expose ourselves to whatever risk we want because we are invincible! Sadly, this is not the case as statistics prove otherwise.
Below I offer some further images, which are widely available on-line, and provide some shocking examples of how little some people value their lives and how they are prepared to accept high levels of risk, by cutting corners. The images are taken from all over the World, not just the UK. Just like the first article, when you look at the images below I am sure you will ask yourself, ‘what was going on in that person’s head at the time’, a question that these people obviously failed to ask themselves:
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