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Myers quits construction

HEALTH and Safety Executive chief inspector of construction Kevin Myers is leaving the sector after being promoted to the post of director of hazardous installations looking after oil rigs, mines and gas terminals.

Mr Myers will join the HSE's management board overseeing three areas - offshore, onshore and specialised industries.

Mr Myers oversaw major changes during his five-year tenure as chief inspector of construction including two safety summits to address the industry's poor safety record. Site deaths have fallen by nearly 20 per cent since he took over.

He will move over in the next few weeks, replacing Chris Wilby, who has retired.