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Ten Construction Sites In Yorkshire and Humber Shut Down

Ten building sites in parts of Yorkshire and Humber were shut down after it was established by inspectors that these sites were dangerous and put the lives of workers at risk.

Experts from HSE inspected 52 sites and prohibition notices were served to firms in Rotherham, Sheffield, Grimsby and Hull.

The inspection was carried out following the deaths of four workers between 2009 and 2010.  Accident figures show that during this period, there were 100 accidents that were recorded which included two deaths in Hull.  In South Yorkshire, there were 250 accidents that took place including two deaths and North Lincolnshire witnessed 58 accidents.

Most of the notices that were served were related to working at heights which was the cause of the two deaths in Hull.

According to Inspector Hazel Dobb, it is been five years since such inspections are being carried out and he says that it is disappointing to see that construction sites are not adopting preventative measures to reduce the risks which are present at the sites.  According to him, these sites are still risking the lives of workers which can lead to serious construction site accidents.

It is the responsibility of employers to protect the health and safety of their workers. If accidents take place due to the negligence of the employers, the employees may be eligible to put up construction site accident compensation claims.