TITLE

Britain's work-related fatalities down, but still not acceptable

PUB. DATE
October 2002
SOURCE
Management Services;Oct2002, Vol. 46 Issue 10, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that provisional statistics for the year 2001-2002 indicate a decrease of 15 percdent in the number of fatal injuries among workers in Great Britain, with 249 deaths compared to 292 in 2000-2001. The rate of fatal injury dropped from 1.03 to 0.88 per 100,000 workers over the period. The number of fatal injuries to employees fell from 213 to 204, while fatal injuries to the self-employed fell from 79 to 45. Of the 249 fatalities, 79 occurred in the construction industry and 39 in agriculture. In terms of type of fatality, 68 deaths were due to falls from height, 43 from moving or flying objects, and 40 from moving vehicles.
ACCESSION #
12145482

 

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