The release of Health & Safety Executive (HSE) latest figures for construction industry accident claims in the UK show a promising trend. The number of construction industry accident claims, serious injuries at work and fatalities at work seems to be on the decline.
Construction Industry Accident Statistics in the 12 months to 31 March 2012
- 39 fatal injuries to construction workers
- 1.9 deaths per 100,000 construction workers
- 8.8 deaths per 100,000 agricultural workers
- 8.2 deaths per 100,000 waste & recycling workers
- 148 people were killed in workplace accidents across all industries
- 0.5 people per 100,000 workers across all industries
Health & Safety Executive on construction industry accident claims
HSE chairwoman Judith Hackitt said:
“These figures are being published in the same week as the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster, and are a reminder to us all of why health and safety is so important. Although the number of people killed at work has dropped significantly, last year 148 people failed to return home to their loved ones. The fact that Britain continues to have one of the lowest levels of workplace fatalities in Europe will be of little consolation to those who lose family members, friends and work colleagues.”
“HSE is striving to make health and safety simpler and clearer for people to understand so that more people do what is required to manage the real risks that cause death and serious injury. We all have a part to play to ensure people come home safe at the end of the working day and good leadership, employee engagement and effective risk-management are key to achieving this.”
What do the Specialists say about construction industry accident claims?
Construction industry accident claims are unavoidable but the Employer has a responsibility to take precautions to make their Employees safe at work no matter which industry. It is crucial that the number of construction industry accident claims are kept to a minimum because in the construction industry, serious injuries can result from trivial construction industry accidents.
Carter & Carter’s specialist Solicitors are experts at dealing with construction industry accident claims and serious injury claims.
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