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Falls from height are the main cause of a sudden rise in the industry death toll as preliminary figures show 13 fatalities in October and November, Construction News reveals this week.

Also an inquest into the fatal incident on the Docklands Light Railway extension that sparked an industry-wide review of quick-hitch safety returned a verdict of accidental death.

Elsewhere the demolition sector is now feeling the strain from downturn pressures with firms showing substantial falls in turnover and headcount.

Seven teams are vying for a deal worth over £300 million to become delivery partner for the Scottish Futures Trust’s second hub initiative.

Another seven firms are battling for a place on the £300 million Sandwell roads framework.

The Government is to act to make main contractors pay suppliers within 30 days on public jobs.

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Alongside this is the usual realm of Contract Leads for work across the country – available extensively online.

Nick Edwards