Poor industrial safety standards


A London demolition company was fined 200,000 pounds "for the grossest neglect" over the deaths of two Irish workers who plunged eight floors to their deaths after cutting a hole most of the way around themselves. Southwark Crown Court heard neither was wearing the required safety harnesses and had no chance of saving themselves when the floor in the office block they were demolishing gave way in January 1999. The men fell 100 feet and died instantly.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST