Accidents during the building of the Olympic Park in London peaked when workers were hungry, an official has revealed.
Lawrence Waterman, the head of health and safety for the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) said that the number of incidents during the build spiked in the one-hour period before lunch as a result of workers focusing more on their next meal than the job in hand.
In order to improve safety on site, workers were offered bowls of porridge for £1, which led to a reduction of accidents in the morning.
"They [the workers] were coming into work for three hours suffering really low blood sugar," said Mr Waterman.
"We had canteens offering porridge for a £1 and accidents in the morning went down."
His report also revealed that 41 per cent of the 12,000-strong workforce were overweight and that 29 per cent had high blood pressure.
February's 'London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Quarterly Report' revealed that the Olympic project is some 96 per cent complete and that there is more than £500m of uncommitted contingency remaining.