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Action required to reduce NI accident death toll

26th September 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

Action is now required to decrease the number of deaths resulting from accidents in Northern Ireland, according to one group.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is calling on politicians in Northern Ireland to tackle the high number of accidents, with potential deaths rising.

Errol Taylor, deputy chief executive of the RoSPA, said: "Acting on accident prevention is both inexpensive and effective, not only in saving lives that would otherwise be lost prematurely - but in helping to relieve the huge pressure on the NHS, particularly on Accident and Emergency departments."

Mr Taylor admitted there has "never been a better time" to increase the investment in accident prevention, adding it should be made a higher priority in the country.

Excluding the human costs, Northern Ireland society spends a projected £4.3 billion annually as a result of accidents, with home and leisure incidents representing £2.7 billion of the expenses.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801642472-ADNFCR


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