The annual statistics of The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for the year 2006/2007 show that over the year, 241 workers were killed at work.
Of the main industrial sectors, workers in the construction
and agriculture were most at risk of being killed at their place of work. These two sectors together accounted for 46% of the fatal injuries to workers.
In 2006/07 the number of offences prosecuted by the HSE rose to 1,141 from the previous year's figure of 1056. There were 848 convictions. Of these convictions, the average penalty was £15,370.
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As regards non-fatal injuries, 141,350 injuries to employees were reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases
and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR).
In 2006/07, 28,267 major injuries to employees were reported. Over one-third of the major injuries reported were caused by slipping and tripping
. For more information visit the section of our website on Slipping Accidents.
In 2006/07, a total of 113,083 other injuries to employees causing absence of over 3 days were reported. Around 40% of these injuries were reported as being caused by handling, lifting or carrying. For more information visit the section of our website on Lifting Weights