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144 workers killed at work in 2017/18

144 workers killed at work in 2017/18

4 February 2019 Email this article

The HSE has released its annual health and safety statistics for the year 2017-18, which revealed that 144 workers were killed at work that year, as well as a further 1.4 million working people suffering from a work-related illness.

Key figures included:

·       1.4 million working people suffering from a work-related illness

·       2,595 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2016)

·       144 workers killed at work

·       555,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey

·       71,062 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR

·       30.7 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury

£15 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2016/17)