Parents warned of site dangers
Linden Homes' build managers, above, on site in front of the health and safety signs which they hope will deter children from the site.
Housebuilder Linden Homes is urging parents to warn their children about the dangers of playing on or near building sites.
Each year, children are injured and some killed as a result of construction site accidents in the UK, as youngsters seek out a seemingly exciting place to play.
According to the most recent HSE figures for 2008/09, one child was killed and 25 others were injured as a result of accidents on building sites in the UK.
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Tim Douglass, Linden Homes' production director, said work was continuing at all of the development sites over the summer, including Exeter, Exminster, Okehampton, Westward Ho!, East Ogwell, Stoke Gabriel, Goodrington, Plymouth, Liskeard, Duporth, Grampound, Truro, Wadebridge and Camborne.
"Construction sites are not playgrounds and whilst they may seem exciting to children, they are not places to play," he said.
"Playing on building sites can have fatal consequences and it is a real concern for me, especially as a father, that children may try to enter these very dangerous places.
"We regularly host site visits for school children and their teachers in an attempt to raise awareness of the potential dangers. However, the lighter evenings during the summer months create more time for children to play outdoors, so we are appealing to parents to check that their youngsters are in a safe environment when playing."