HSE disappointed with rise in workplace deaths

Provisional figures for the number of workplace fatalities in Britain show that in the year to March 2011, 171 people were killed. This is an increase of 24 on the corresponding figure of 147 the previous year. The largest rise was in the construction sector, which saw an additional nine fatalities.

In addition to work related deaths, there were 68 members of the public who died in accidents connected to work activities, but that excluded railway related fatalities where suicide accounts for many of the incidents.

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