Increase in the number of workers killed at work in Great Britain

New official statistics published earlier this week show the number of workers
killed in Britain last year has increased.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released provisional data for the
year April 2010 to March 2011, which shows the number of workers killed was 171
an increase on the previous year, when 147 died - the lowest number on record.

The rate of fatal injury is now 0.6 per 100,000 workers, up from 0.5 per
100,000 workers the previous year.

Judith Hackitt, the HSE Chair, said

"We all have a role to play - employers, employees and regulators - and
leadership is fundamental to maintaining and improving our performance even
further. In a world of work which is constantly changing we must all continue
to review what we do and how we do it and strive to become even more effective
at managing risks which cost lives."

Based on available data (2007), 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 a six year period.

More info - Source: Health and Safety Executive