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Latest HSE figures show an 11% drop in major injuries

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Feb 16th 2014. Provisional statistics show that in Britain between April 2012 and March 2013:

  • 21,000 major injuries such as amputations, fractures and burns to employees were reported
  • 148 workers were fatally injured – down from 171 the previous year.
  • 80,000 Injuries reported by employers
  • 175,000 self reported injuries leading to over seven day absence
  • 231,000 self reported injuries leading to over three day absence

HSE’s Chair, Judith Hackitt, said: "This year’s figures demonstrate that Britain continues to improve its' health and safety performance, with important falls in the number of workers fatally injured and the number of employees suffering major injuries but we still see too many deaths and injuries occur in the workplace, many of which could have been prevented through simple safety measures. Getting this right is the key to ensuring that everyone can make it home safely at the end of their working day. ‘As the economy grows, new and inexperienced additions to the workforce can increase the risk of injuries to workers".