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CONSTRUCTION DEATHS LOOK SET TO FALL FURTHER

In-year work-related deaths reported to HSE and local authorities

HSE has released statistics covering work-related fatalities reportable under RIDDOR for the first quarter 2013/14. 

Many of the cases listed are still under investigation and the statistics are therefore released on a provisional basis and may be subject to revision as more accurate information becomes available.

Some deaths are excluded from these statistics as they are reportable under other legislation. The main exclusions are as follows:

  • Fatal accidents involving workers travelling on a public highway (a ‘road traffic accident’). Such incidents are enforced by the police and reported to the Department for Transport. Those killed whilst commuting (travelling from home to work, and vice versa) are also excluded.
  • Fatal accidents involving workers travelling by air or sea. These incidents are the responsibility of the Air Accident Investigation Branch and Marine Accident Investigation Branch, and reported accordingly.
  • Fatal injuries at work due to ‘natural causes’, usually heart attacks or strokes, unless brought on by trauma due to the accident.
  • Accidents to members of the armed forces.
Construction industry fatalities

The table below shows 6 construction industry deaths and 36 worker deaths across all UK sectors during the first quarter April 2013 – June 2013.

There were 39 construction industry deaths and 148 worker deaths across all UK sectors over the full year April 2012 and March 2013.

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