TITLE

HSE publishes statistics of fatal injuries for 2002/03

PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
Management Services;Sep2003, Vol. 47 Issue 9, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the detailed statistics on fatal injuries in health and safety executives and local authority enforced sectors from 2002 to 2003 published by the Health & Safety Executive in Great Britain. Figures show that the number of fatally injured workers fell by 10% to 226 in 2002/03 from 251 in 2001/02. The rate of fatal injury also fell by 10% in 2002/03 to 0.79 per hundred thousand workers. The number and rate of worker fatal injury rose by around 30% in 2000/01 and then fell by 23% in the next two years to 2002/03. The rate of fatal injury is now at the same level as three years ago, and is around a third of that recorded in 1981. In 2002/03, 107 of worker fatalities occurred in two industries--construction and agriculture. Falls from a height, being struck by a moving vehicle and being struck by falling objects continue to be the 3 most common kinds of accident, together accounting for 53% of fatal injuries to workers in 2002/03. In agriculture, the number of fatal injuries to workers fell to 36 in 2002/03 from 39 in 2001/02. However, the rate of fatal injury to workers increased to 9.5 per hundred thousand workers. In construction, the number of fatal injuries to workers has fallen over the past two years from 105 in 200/01 to 71 in 2002/03.
ACCESSION #
10948187

 

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