2010/11 Workplace fatalities & statistics

The HSE have published figures for the number of fatalities at work during 2010/11.

The number of workers fatally injured during the financial year was 171, and corresponds to a rate of fatal injury of 0.6 per 100 000 workers.   This is down 17% than the average figures for the last 5 years.  Compared with other EU countries, the UK statistics are one of the lowest.

The most “dangerous” industry was Agriculture (34 fatalities) providing a rate of 8.0 deaths per 100,000 workers.  Construction was next with 50 fatalities (2.4 deaths per 100,000 workers), followed by Manufacturing and the Services sectors.