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HSE Release Annual Injury and Ill-Health Statistics

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The annual report by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that around 581,000 workers sustained non-fatal injuries in 2018/2019, with 1.4 million workers suffering from work-related ill-health.  The statistics, compiled from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) and other sources, illustrate that in Great Britain in the 2018/2019 period there were:

  • 147 fatal injuries at work
  • 1.4 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
  • 364 cases were prosecuted and resulted in a conviction; fines from convictions totalled £54.5 million
  • 28.2 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury

The estimated economic cost to Great Britain totalled £15 billion in 2017/2018.

Industries in which there is a higher risk of sustaining an injury while at work remain to be construction and agriculture.

The full statistics can be found at the following link:

HSE Statistics

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