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MAJOR INJURIES APR-SEP 2008

Construction major injury numbers and rates falling

HSE has reported the figures for major and all non-fatal injuries over the period April-September 2008. These data show that the number of major injuries in construction decreased by 3% compared with the same period last year and that the rate of major injury in construction decreased by 4%. 

All non-fatal construction injuries (majors and three-day) fell by 1.4% during the same period. This is less than in other sectors, although the rate of reduction for construction in the second quarter was greater than all other sectors at a seasonally adjusted -14.7%.

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