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Let us have the report

AGENDA - COMMENT

IT IS A YEAR since two men were killed when the crane they were de-rigging collapsed at a building site in Worthing.

The tragedy rocked the industry because this straightforward task is carried out countless times a week up and down the country.

Yet, a year on, the Health and Safety Executive has failed to publish the findings of its investigation. Safety chiefs say they are awaiting the publication of a coroner's inquiry report.

The hold-up is unacceptable, given that at the time it was suggested there were obvious lessons to learn from the crane collapse. Twelve months on the industry is none the wiser.

For everybody's sake Worthing must not mirror the Canary Wharf crane collapse. Five years after that 'exhaustive' investigation, no conclusions could be drawn on why it happened.