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    CONSTRUCTION DEATHS CONTINUE TO FALL

    HSE quarterly data shows falling construction fatalities and injuries

    The construction fatal injury figures for the period Apr-Dec 2008 show 46 construction worker deaths in the first 9 months of the injury reporting year. This figure is 26 less than the 72 deaths in the previous 12 months.

    Over the same period the number of construction major injuries fell by 8-10% and the rate of major injury changed by a similar proportion.

    Comment: We are currently aware of a 10 construction deaths in 2009 which would produce a total 56 fatalities during the period April 2008-March 2009. This represents a 22% reduction and, if validated, is the lowest number of construction deaths ever recorded. The figure will have been affected by the economic downturn although the impact of reduced activity levels will only become clear when fatal injury rates are published later in 2009.  

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    One Response to “CONSTRUCTION DEATHS CONTINUE TO FALL”

    1. FATALITIES REPORT DELAYED | PP Construction Safety News Desk Says:

      […] the inquiry to consider the data on deaths during the period 1 April 2008 to 31 March 2009. The provisional data for this period suggests that the number, and perhaps the rate, of construction fatalities has […]