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28th November 2014

Figures recently published by the Health & Safety Executive show that Britain continues to be one of the safest places to work in Europe. However, many workers are still being injured or made ill by work. The injury and ill-health statistics released show that an estimated 28.2 million working days were lost due to work related ill health or injury in 2013/14.

The latest statistics on work-related health and safety in Great Britain 2013/14 and includes the following key annual figures:

  •     1.2 million working people suffering from a work-related illness.

  •     2535 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2012).

  •     133 workers killed at work.

  •     78 000 other injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR.

  •     629 000 injuries at work from the Labour Force Survey.

  •     28.2 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury.

  •     £14.2 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2012/13).

 
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