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Ladder falls highlight importance of construction signs

29th January 2010 | Construction Signs

Investigations have been launched after two workers died after falling from ladders on railway bridges in Scotland, highlighting the importance of construction signs.

One employee was helping to paint the Forth Bridge on Wednesday (January 27th) and fell over 150 ft onto some scaffolding below.

The second man was working as a contractor on the Tay Bridge and is thought to have fallen approximately six feet onto a ledge. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

David Simpson, Network Rail Scotland route director, said that the news was "very saddening".

"Such events have become extremely rare in the last decade as a result of rigorous safety regimes on both bridges. An investigation into the causes of these accidents is already underway," he said.

Recently, Essex firm Air Livery was fined £2,400 with costs of £9,162.54 at Bristol magistrates court after a worker slipped off a plane wing while painting it and suffered a broken elbow, illustrating the importance of warning signs.

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