Get to know the most common causes of workplace injuries

In a recent report by the HSE, the most common workplace injuries reported throughout 2018/2019 have been revealed.

During this time, 581,000 workers sustained a non-fatal injury according to self-reports from the Labour Force Survey and 69,208 were submitted as RIDDOR reports. In the same period, 147 workers suffered a fatal injury, with the most common cause noted as falling from a height.

The industry which saw the highest amount of fatal injuries was agriculture, forestry and fishing, closely followed by construction and manufacturing.

The figures presented continue to follow the downward trend of fatal and non-fatal accidents in the workplace which, overall, have decreased dramatically over the years.


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