UCATT reaction following Birmingham fatal accident

Brian Rye, Acting General Secretary of construction union UCATT, has commentated on the fatal accident at a Birmingham recycling centre which has claimed the lives of five workers.

Mr Rye, said: “This is a tragic accident and our first thoughts most be with the family of the loved ones who have died in such tragic circumstances.”

Mr Rye, added: “Information on how and why this accident occurred is currently very limited. However this tragedy underlines that in dangerous industries it is imperative that the Health and Safety Executive plays an active and high profile role in ensuring safety is maintained.
The ongoing cuts to the HSE have meant that in general the number of inspections and inspectors has been declining.”


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