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Work Related Injuries & Fatalities In The Construction Sector
Did you know that in the construction industry in 2020, 81,000 workers suffered from work-related ill health (new or long-standing). The below chart shows what these injuries are made up of.
in the Construction sector in Great Britain, 2020 81,000 workers suffering from work-related ill health (new or long-standing)
Source: RIDDOR, 2019/20
There are approximately 61,000 non-fatal injuries to workers each year. The below points show just a few of the various incidents that make up this startling number;
• Slips, trips or falls on the same level 26%
• Injured whilst handling, lifting or carrying 19%
• Falls from height 19%
• Struck by moving, including flying/falling object 12%
Source: Non-fatal injuries reported under RIDDOR 2017/18-2019/20.
In 2019/20 there were 40 fatalities to workers and 4 to the members of the public. Over the last 5 years, there have been on average 37 fatalities to workers and 5 to members of the public, 47% of those deaths over the last 5 years were due to falls from height.
Source: RIDDOR, 2019/20; RIDDOR, 2015/16-2019/20
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