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TOURIST locations including Scarborough, Whitby and Filey are being targeted this month in an inspection initiative aimed at reducing death and injury on construction sites.

In a week-long drive, Health & Safety Executive inspectors will be visiting hotels, B&Bs and entertainment venues in the towns to check building sites where refurbishment or repair works are being carried out. The HSE will be focusing on smaller construction sites where owners may be carrying out renovations or maintenance before the advent of the tourist season.

Nearly three-quarters of fatalities happen in the refurbishment and repair side of the construction business.