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Health and safety update

Zahra Nanji considers whether Section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act will increase the number of workplace accidents

21 January 2014

On 31 October 2013 the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) published its health and safety statistics for 2012/2013. The statistics reflect the fact that construction continues to be a very high risk industry in terms of injuries and fatalities.

There were overall 148 fatal accidents in 2012/13. Analysing the figures, and taking into consideration that construction only accounts for approximately 5 per cent of the employees in Britain, it is striking to note that the figures demonstrate that the construction industry still accounts for 27 per cent of all fatalities and 10 per cent of all reported major injuries.

The figure of 148 worker deaths in 2012/13 is 18 per cent lower than the previous five year average of 181 deaths per annum and equates to a death rate of 0.5 deaths per 1...

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