Construction workers in London commemorate International Workers' Memorial Day

07 May 2019 06:53


Each year in London construction workers rally at the Building Worker memorial on Tower Hill near the Tower of London fortress. This year the participants commemorated the 27 people who have died in the past year.

Since 2011, 261 people killed by the UK construction industry and the death rate in construction is four times greater than that across all sectors of the U.K.

The memorial was commissioned by the British construction workers' union UCATT (now merged into UNITE) and unveiled on 11th October 2006. The inscription on the monument reads: "For the thousands of building workers who have lost their lives at work, we commemorate you. For the thousands of building workers who are today building and rebuilding towns and cities across the United Kingdom we celebrate you."