Workplace fatality figures for 2020/21 released

HSE has released its annual workplace fatality figures for 2020/21.

The provisional data released shows that a total of 142 workers were killed at work in Great Britain in 2020/21, this is an increase of 29 from the same reporting period last year.

In statistical terms the number of fatalities has remained broadly level in recent years – the average annual number of workers killed at work over the five years 2016/17-2020/21 is 136.

The figures released relate to workplace incidents. They do not include deaths arising from occupational exposure to disease, including COVID-19.

The full report can be accessed here and gives a breakdown of statistics for industry, injury types, gender and age as well as a comparison with other countries and trends.

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