Energy savings consultation
6th July 2021
SI 2021/812
12th July 2021

HSE release annual fatality data

HSE released data on 9th July for the year 2020/21 showing that there had been one hundred and forty-two workplace fatalities in Great Britain.  This is an increase of twenty-nine over the previous year, though the number of deaths in 2019/20 (113) was low compared with other recent years.  The three most common causes of fatal injuries continue to be workers falling from height, being struck by a moving vehicle and being struck by a moving object.  30% of fatal injuries involved persons aged sixty or over, though this age group only makes up around 11% of the workforce.  Members of the public continue to be killed in connection with work-related incidents. In 2020/21 sixty such fatalities were recorded.