Huge increase in construction worker falls from heights

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Health and also in Development

The last three months have seen a 140% rise in the amount of construction workers falling from heights, research has found. Falls from heights now make up 23% of all accidents, according to the Building Safety Group (BSG) which administers health and safety at 2,200 construction sites and more than 1,000 other places of work. Though falls from heights saw a dramatic increase, the total amount of accidents dropped by 21% compared to the previous quarter, from 226 to 177. Despite the increase in falls, ...

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