Archive Fatalities

The following are posts with the 'Fatalities' tag:

Construction Fatalities Update

We note that construction worker fatalities dropped significantly in the year end to March 2017 reaching an all-time low. This is great news. However there were 30 fatalities across construction during 2016/17 and, according to the HSE (PDF), this is the lowest on record. Interestingly of the 30 construction worker deaths, 22 were employed and eight self-employed and the HSE indicate that twelve of these were due to 'falls from height'. Additionally there were four members of the public died...
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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...
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Latest Statistics on Fatal Injuries 2011/12

The HSE has now published the provisional data regarding fatal Injuries for the period April 2011- March 2012. The data suggests a leveling-off in the previous downward trend over the last four years. Is this down to better health and safety activity or the lessening on construction work happening at the moment? For a full review see hse.gov.uk/statistics/fatals
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