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» Back to listing All time low in fatal injuries but mesothelioma deaths on the rise

14th July 2014

 New figures released earlier this month indicate the number of workers killed in Britain last year has fallen to the lowest annual rate on record. Provisional data released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveals that 133 workers were fatally injured between April 2013 and March 2014, compared with 150 in the previous year.

Also released were the latest number of deaths from mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. These show that 2,535 people died in 2012, which is an increased from 2,291 in 2011.
More information on the statistics can be found on http://press.hse.gov.uk/2014/new-figures-show-all-time-low-in-fatal-injuries-to-workers/?ebul=gd-woodworking&cr=4/Jul14
 
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