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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HSE Chair Martin Temple said: “Despite the fact that Britain’s health and safety record is the envy of much of the world, the increase in the number of workers fatally injured is clearly a source of concern. “Published in the same week as the 30th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster, the figures serve as a reminder of why health and safety is so important and that we must not become complacent as we continue on our mission to prevent all forms of injury, death and ill health at work.”