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HSE continues its blitz on nation's construction sites

WALES, the South-West and the East Midlands will be the latest targets for the Health and Safety Executive's national programme of construction blitzes.

Sites across the three regions are set to be raided as inspectors carry out monthly checks concentrating on preventing falls from height.

David Josiah, the inspector organising the East Midlands blitz, which will include sites in Nottingham, Leicester and Derby, said: 'One of the main objectives is to raise the profile of the dangers associated with working at height and workplace transport.

'We want to send out a strong message to those in control of construction sites, that failure to adequately assess the risks and control hazards can result in death or serious injuries.'