Author: The Institution of Structural Engineers' Health and Safety Panel
27 November 2014
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The Institution of Structural Engineers' Health and Safety Panel
Director of Structural-Safety, Alastair Soane, explains why it's important to understand the reasons behind structural failures.
In the concluding part of this article, Sean Brady explores in more detail the technical cause of the Quebec Bridge collapse and the human factors that lay behind this.
Transport-related accidents are the second largest cause of injury in the workplace after falls from height. Every year in the UK, around 50 people are killed and 2000 seriously injured in such incidents in and around construction sites and other workplaces. This article considers the safety issues regarding both visitors to a construction site and staff employed full time on a site.