Saturday, December 19, 2009

No Gold Medal for Workers' Safety

Oddly, this appalling story of a worker's gruesome death on the mega-shopping centre site adjacent to the Olympic site in East London has barely registered in the media - only, apparently, on a trade website.

Are we only allowed to read good news about the 2012 Games?

Worker injured on Westfield Stratford City site dies

Employer 'deeply saddened' by death of Shaun Scurry one week after sustaining injuries on a scissor lift

The worker injured on the Westfield Stratford City construction site has died after a week in hospital.

Shaun Scurry sustained serious injuries on 9 December after using a scissor lift on the development near the 2012 Olympics site in east London.

A statement issued on behalf of Scurry’s employer, Firesafe Installations Ltd, said they were “deeply saddened” by his death and that their “thoughts and prayers are with his family”.

Ongoing investigations into the cause of death are being made by Firesafe Installations and the Health and Safety Executive.

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