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Most dangerous workplaces revealed

31st December 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its statistics for the year, revealing which industries are the most dangerous in the UK.

Unsurprisingly, the construction industry was revealed as the most hazardous. In 2013, 39 construction workers were fatally injured while at work. This is due to the number of hazards inherent in building work.

Agriculture was the next most dangerous area, with 29 deaths. This was followed by manufacturing, which saw 20 fatalities, and waste and recycling, which saw ten. Between them, these four industries saw two-thirds of all workplace deaths in 2013.

In order to prevent future accidents, employers need to utilise effective risk assessments, training, safety signage and safe working practices to make the workplace as safe as possible.

Overall, workplace injury went down in 2013. Although 148 people were sadly killed, this is an improvement on 2011/12’s figure of 171. More than 20,600 workers were injured this year, which is a drop of 10.8 per cent when compared to the previous year.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801677270-ADNFCR


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