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Monday, 9 December

2015/15 Stats Confirmed - 30.4 Million Working Days Lost

The HSE has confirmed and reported the accident, injury, ill health and fatality statistics for Great Britain.

Key figures for Great Britain (2015/16):

  • 1.3 million working people suffering from a work-related illness.

  • 2,515 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2014).

  • 144 workers killed at work.

  • 72,702 other injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR.

  • 621,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey.

  • 30.4 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury.

  • £14.1 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2014/15)

Click Here to download the full report

 

Fatalities are down from 42 in 2014/15 to 37 in 2015/16, and total reported non-fatal injuries from 6,165 to 5,956 respectively.

However, of the 144 workers killed at work in 2015/16, falls from height still accounted for the highest percentage at 26%, with ‘struck by moving vehicle’ at 19% and ‘struck by moving object’ at 10%.

18 of the fatal falls occurred in the construction sector, seven in the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector, and four in manufacturing.

Picture: The HSE's 2016 Statistics are available 

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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