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Workers killed in Britain in 2012

Graham Marshall - Friday, July 05, 2013

The number of workers killed in Britain last year has fallen.

Britain continues to have the lowest rate of fatal injuries to workers among the five leading industrial nations in Europe - Germany, France, Spain and Italy for the eighth year.

Data released by the UKHSE show that 148 workers were kille between April 2012 and March 2013, compared with 172 in the previous year.

Across Great Britain:

+   118 fatal injuries in England were recorded;

+   22 fatal injuries in Scotland were recorded; and

+   8 fatal injuries in Wales were recorded.

The average rate of fatal injury over the last five years has been 0.6 per 100, 000 workers.

In each of the last five years, the number of fatal injuries has been:

+    2011/12 – 172 workers died;

+   2010/11 – 175 workers died;

+   2009/10 – 147 workers died;

+   2008/09 – 179 workers died; and

+   2007/08 – 233 workers died.

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