Union calls for employers to improve site safety after death on Swansea site earlier this month

UCATT has called for companies to crack down on health and safety following the death of a worker in Swansea.

The man fell from scaffolding while working on a residential development at Ferrera Quay complex at Swansea Marina on 22 January.

He received emergency treatment but died in hospital several days later.

Nick Blundell, UCATT regional secretary for the Wales and South West, said: “This latest death underlines the dangerous nature of construction. While it is almost impossible to make the industry entirely safe, construction employers in general could be doing far more to make sites safer.”

There were 77 fatalities in the year ending March 2007. The unions predicts the figures will rise for the year ending March 2008.