|17 May 2009
Construction Workers at Higher risk of dying if working for small companies
New research published by the building workers union, UCATT,
suggests that workers employed by smaller construction businesses
are at a higher risk of dying than those who work for large companies. Whilst 34% of workers in the construction sector work for businesses with between 1-49 employees, 51% of the deaths worked for this category of business.
The research - undertaken by the Centre for Corporate Accountability
for UCATT and based on an analysis of all reported construction workplace deaths in 2007/8 - raises significant issues about the need for improved regulation of small sized companies (employing under 50 people).
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