The Health and Safety Executive this week launched an investigation into the death of a construction worker on the £400m Bull Ring redevelopment in Birmingham.
The 61-year-old man, who was working for L&T Demolition, was crushed to death during work on the shopping centre scheme on Monday evening.

An HSE spokesman said its inquiry would centre on whether the man walked in front of a wall during its demolition or whether he was still working on pre-weakening when the wall collapsed.

This death follows a sharp rise in construction deaths recorded by the HSE last month. Deaths on site rose 59% to 62 between April 1999 and September 2000.

The figures led to urgent talks between the government and construction bodies on ways to reduce fatal accidents.