15 April 2006
The worker who died was a man. The other injured workers were men. All two-hundred workers on the site were men (given that the BBC refers to them as “workmen”; had there been one female amongst them, they would be “workpersons”.)
I guess this is why you never hear the Equal Opportunities Commission making a big fuss about there being a negligible number of women in construction; it’s dangerous.
Note how the Health & Safety Commission statement comes from a “spokeswoman.”
Whilst the men work high in the sky to construct things, risking life and limb in the process, a woman sits in her comfy civil-service office. Probably moaning about her squeaky chair.
posted by Duncan Idaho @ 11:36 AM