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15% increase in construction fatalities in the past year

Just under a third of all recorded fatalities were falls from height. This is 3 times more likely than being struck by something collapsing or overturning Fatal incidents in the UK construction industry have risen by almost 20% in the last five years, new data has found. In 2022/23, 45 fatal injuries were reported, an […]

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Just 0.3% of tool thefts in the last 2 years have resulted in a charge – new police data reveals

Metropolitan Police data has revealed that 34,712 tools were stolen in London from 2021 to 2022 compared to 21,445 tools from 2019 to 2020. While as many as four in five tradespeople have experienced tool theft, just 0.3% of all cases (3 cases per 1000) ended in a charge for the suspect. In over 86% of […]

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£17.5 million of tools stolen in London last year, according to Police Data

Almost £57,000 of tools were stolen every day in 2020, according to data from the Metropolitan police Tool theft has cost tradespeople in London more than £38 million in the last two years, and £17.5 million in 2020 alone, Metropolitan Police data has revealed. As the construction and trades industries attempt to recover from lockdown bans […]

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