Most Fatalities Happen In Uninspected Sectors

Professor Rory O'Neill, a researcher at the University of Stirling, made several Freedom of Information requests and analysed more than 20 HSE reports to map fatality statistics against a list of sectors excluded from proactive inspections.

The professor stated that there are now at least 37 "sectors without inspectors", including agriculture, quarries, plastics, electricity generation and supply, and other industries acknowledged by the HSE to be "higher risk". The professor believes that the government needs to rethink its strategy regarding planned inspections.

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