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    NON-FATAL INJURY STATISTICS

    Construction workplace injuries rising significantly

    HSE has published data giving an early indication of the latest trends in workplace injury. The statistics reveal that construction is exhibiting large rises. Headlines for the construction sector are:

    • Major injuries in construction changed little between 2006/07 and 2007/08. However, in the latest quarter, seasonally adjusted data shows a 4.9% increase in construction. The industry usually sees a large seasonal fall in quarter 1 which has not occurred to the same extent this year. 
    • Non-Fatal injury numbers and rates fell in all main industries except construction between 2006/07 and 2007/08. The construction sector saw a 3.5% increase in the rate of non-fatal injury over the year.

    Comment: These are worrying trends especially as the construction injury statistics exhibit large rises whilst injury numbers for other sectors are stable or rising more slowly.

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