Workplace Fatality Statistics

HSE publish annual workplace fatality statistics

The Health & Safety Executive have released their annual workplace fatality statistics. It shows that there were 137 workers killed at work between April 2016 and March 2017.

The data below shows the number of fatal Injuries that occurred at work were:

19 – Manufacturing Industry

14 – Transport & Storage Industry

30 – Construction

27 – Agriculture

14 – Waste

And…

33 – Other

HSE Chair Martin Temple said:

“Every fatality is a tragic event that should not happen. While we are encouraged by this improvement on the previous year, we continue unwaveringly on our mission to prevent injury, death and ill health by protecting people and reducing risks. We deal daily with the causes and consequences of work-related deaths, injuries and ill health. Today’s updated figures continue to inform our understanding of which areas we need to target.”

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