Norway’s Labor Inspection Authority closed over 570 dangerous worksites in 2021

Construction sitePhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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So far this year, work at 577 construction sites has been stopped because safety was not good enough.

Use of poor equipment and unsecured ladders are just some of the reasons behind the authority’s decisions, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) writes. However, excavation and groundwork can also pose a danger to safety.

“It can be potentially deadly. Multiple people died in ditches that collapsed on them,” department director Stein Magnar Løvå in the department for supervision in the Norwegian Labor Inspection Authority told the channel.

Last year, the Norwegian Labor Inspection Authority closed worksites at 758 companies in the construction industry. So far this year, the figure amounts to 577. Most closures took place in Viken. 

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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