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HSE Publishes Workplace Ill-Health and Injury Statistics

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published provisional statistics for the year April 2013 to March 2014 which show that an estimated 28.2 million working days were lost through injury and ill health.

In addition, in 2013/2014 there were:

  • 133 fatal injuries – down from 150 in the year 2012/2013;
  • 77,593 other injuries reported under The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013. That equates to 304.6 injuries per 100,000 employees; and
  • an estimated two million people suffering from an illness they believed was caused or made worse by current or past work.

The industries in which workers are most likely to be injured by their jobs have not changed significantly, with the construction industry (1,900 major/specified injuries), agriculture (292 major/specified injuries), manufacturing (3,159 major/specified injuries) and waste and recycling (486 major/specified injuries) among the higher risk sectors.

The full statistics, including comparisons to previous years, can be found here.

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