Qatar to submit Report on Construction Working Conditions

posted 31.01.2014

There have been more developments in the World Cup Construction scandals as Qatar, who were awarded the 2022 world cup, have been given just 2 weeks in order to show FIFA a report on the steps it has taken to improve the working conditions for labourers. Recently the next World Cup host, Brazil, has come under fire with regards to workers safety following a crane collapse that killed 2 workers. B...

Category: health and safety, in the news, industry, Paul Jones

Crane Collapse Kills Two at World Cup Stadium Construction Project

posted 28.11.2013

In recent weeks here at Recipro we have reported on many safety concerns in the preparation for the Qatar world cup, however, it this time it is Brazil under the spotlight as an accident left two dead in the construction of a world cup stadium for 2014. The tragic accident followed the collapse of a crane at the Sao Paulo stadium in Brazil. The stadium is due to host the opening ceremony at next...

Category: health and safety, in the news, industry, Mike Close

More to be done to Reduce UK Construction Industry Fatalities

posted 20.11.2013

 The number of serious injuries sustained by working within the UK construction industry has dropped by 9% last year. Although the number are encouraging and there has been a continued downward trend year on year in accidents it?s still not good enough, according to the Health & Safety Executive?s construction chief The construction industry sector recorded 1,913 major injuries in 2012/13, wh...

Category: general, health and safety, Paul Jones

Sixth cyclist death in two weeks leads to calls for rush-hour HGV ban in capital

posted 20.11.2013

Six cyclist fatalities in a two week span has increased pressure to place a ban on HGV lorries using the roads in London during rush hour. The latest fatality came after a collision between a cyclist believed to be in his sixties and a lorry in south-east London. This is the 14th cycling casualty on London?s roads of 2013, nine of which involved HGV?s. The construction industry would be potentia...

Category: health and safety, industry, Mike Close

Amnesty International blasts construction workers conditions

posted 19.11.2013

In September Recipro wrote about reports of shocking working conditions for migrant workers in Qatar, it appears similar reports have surfaced this time from human rights campaigners Amnesty International which further highlight and attack the condition of migrant workers in Qatar. Their findings showed that workers have been subjected to dangerous working conditions, non-payment and unfit accom...

Category: health and safety, in the news, industry, Mike Close

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