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HSA orders work to cease on Cork sites

22 March 2005 15:11
The Health and Safety Authority has ordered work to cease at 19 building sites and a quarry in Cork over the past month during a planned campaign by the authority on workplace safety in the county.

The crackdown followed the deaths of four people in workplace accidents in Cork in January, more than the total number of fatalities there in the whole of 2004.

Two men died at Tivoli docks. Both deaths involved accidents with trucks. Another man died when he fell off scaffolding on a building site at Blackrock in Cork city, and a woman died in a farm accident at Cloyne in east Cork.

In response, the Health and Safety Authority announced a planned campaign of inspections by its staff of building sites and farms and on the manufacturing and transport sectors.

The HSA carried out more than 430 inspections in Cork over the past month and it issued the results of those inspections today.

The authority reveals that:

* Work at 19 building sites and one quarry was halted because inspectors felt there was a risk of serious personal injury to the people working there

* A further 12 improvement notices were issued directing the owners of four quarries, three farms, three transport and two engineering companies to remedy safety breaches in their operations

* Seven transport companies were fined around €2,000 each for carrying dangerous goods by road without the proper documentation.

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