Twelve deaths on Irish construction sites last year
Twelve people have died in the construction sector so far this year, reflecting the rising number of people killed during construction work over the past five years.
Between 2010 and 2014, 39 people have been killed in the construction sector, with the death rate steadily increasing from 4.1 per 100,000 workers in 2010 to 9.8 in 2013.
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have sponsored a children’s book called Grandad Built My House, Ged Nash theMinister for Business and Employment drew attention to the importance of raising awareness among families of construction workers of the risks involved in the industry.
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