Fatal injury statistics released by the HSE

Plan A Consultants Health & Safety team is committed to working with Industry stakeholders to promote best practice. Maintaining safety standards is the most important issue affecting design and construction today.

The HSE has published the fatal injuries arising from accidents at work in Great Britain 2017.

The key headlines are as follows:

  • 137 workers killed at work in 2016/17. This is a reduction of 10 recorded in the previous year. Of the 137-people killed, 34 were aged 60 & over

  • 30 of those killed were in the construction sector, closely followed by agriculture (27), manufacturing (19), transport and storage (14) and waste (14). A combination of other sectors accounted for 33.

  • The biggest cause of death was being struck by a moving vehicle which was responsible for 31.

  • The other causes of death were falls from height (25), struck by a moving object (20), trapped by something collapsing or overturning (10), contact with moving machinery (8) and contact with electricity (8).

Our Health & Safety team is growing to respond to the needs of our Clients. We work with Architects, Contractors and Clients to help ensure that the highest standards of health and safety are met throughout the project life-cycle.

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