Hazard 28: Outside Broadcasts

In 1986 Michael Lush died during rehearsals for the BBC programme The Late, Late, Breakfast Show. He was suspended 120 ft above the ground and was meant to spring free and abseil down the elasticated rope. The rope snapped and he fell more than 70 ft to his death.

The Times, 6 February 1993

The Legislation

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

The Management of Health And Safety at Work Regulations 1984

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994

The Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997

The Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995

The Food Safety (Temperature Control) Regulations 1995

The Health and Safety (First Aid) ...

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