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Grieving Family Call for Awareness of Health & Safety Laws

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The family of a Sheffield worker have called for more awareness regarding health and safety laws in the workplace in the UK to prevent others losing their lives. 

Michael Dwyer, was killed when a steel casting fell on him which resulted in him being crushed against a shipping container. An inquiry into his death found that he had not been instructed properly about what he was doing that day and was not properly prepared to undertake the task.

The family of Mr Dwyer has called for a raised awareness of health and safety rules with construction sites resulting in the most accidents and injuries in the UK.. 

Dangers in Scotland

Research conducted earlier this year found that almost 40% of Scottish construction were failing workers, with dangerous practices being common at the 145 construction sites inspected by the HSE. 

Earlier inspections from the HSE of construction sites in Scotland led to formal enforcement actions with many of the most basic safety principles not being in place. Research found that basic management could have resolved the vast majority of the safety issues affecting construction sites.

Health and Safety

The construction industry remains the most dangerous field to work in within the UK. HSE's principal inspector of construction, Graeme McMinn, said: "We need to continue to educate the industry through initiatives like this and encourage a change in behaviour on small projects where over half the industry's fatal incidents still occur and many workers become seriously ill."

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