The Health and Safety Executive recently released its annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2017/2018.

The report confirms that 144 workers were fatally injured during this period. It also provides a breakdown of how the fatal injuries are spread across the different main industries.

The 3 most common causes of fatal injuries to workers were:

  • falling from height;
  • being struck by a moving vehicle; and
  • being struck by a moving object.

The reporting of health and safety incidents at work is a statutory requirement, set out under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR). Click here to find out more about the Regulations.

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