HSE Report 2020/21
This report provides headline numbers on workplace fatal injuries that were reported to enforcing authorities in 2020/21.
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 142 workers were killed at work in Great Britain in 2020/21, and construction continues to be one of the highest reporting areas for fatal injuries.
With numbers like this, it’s clear that we need to be prioritising the health and safety of workers.