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HSE Report 2019/20

This report provides headline numbers on workplace fatal injuries that were reported to enforcing authorities in 2019/20.

It includes both fatal injuries to workers and to members of the public.

The information includes only those cases of fatal injury that the enforcing authorities have judged as meeting the reporting criteria as set out in the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR). Two notable exclusions from these statistics are fatal diseases and fatal accidents on non-rail transport systems.

A total of 111 workers were killed at work in Great Britain in 2019/20, and construction is one of the few industry sectors which saw an increase in the number of fatal injuries to workers.

With numbers like this, it’s clear that we need to be prioritising the health and safety of workers.

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