The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released the
provisional statistics on fatal injuries in the workplace for
2011/2012. This covers the twelve month period from 01 April 2011
to 31 March 2012. Figures will be finalised during the course of
July 2013 which allows time for ongoing investigations of workplace
fatal injuries which are often complex, time-consuming and can lead
to further revelations which need to be evaluated. This also covers
Regulation 4 of RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries Diseases and
Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995) which deals with the
situation where someone dies as a result of their injury within a
year of their accident.
By way of summary, the previous downward trend of fatal injuries
over the last four years appears to have levelled-off. The main
points to take from the statistics are:
The provisional figure for the number of workers fatally
injured in 2011/2012 is 173
The figure of 173 is 12% lower than the average for the past
five years (196)
The finalised figure for 2010/2011 is 175
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