Construction has the worst safety record of any industry. Workplace fatalities increased 20 percent in the last financial year to 86 deaths. Deputy prime minister John Prescott has called a 'Construction Safety Summit' for Tuesday of next week. This was originally going to be a full-day event. Now he has downgraded it to a three-hour session.
The Construction Safety Campaign has called a protest outside the summit.
Assemble Tuesday 27 February, 8am, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Parliament Square, London.
SEAN PROPHET, London Joint Sites Committee