Health and safety 2013-14

One hundred and thirty three workers suffered fatal injuries at work in 2013-14, according to the latest official data. The figure was by down 17 on the final figure of 150 for the previous year, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said.
A breakdown of the 2013-14 deaths by industrial sector, with the previous year’s figures in brackets, shows that there were:
 42 fatal injuries to workers in construction (40);
 41 fatal injuries to workers in services (44);
 27 deaths of workers in agriculture (31);
 14 fatal injuries to workers in manufacturing (21);
 six fatal injuries to workers in the utilities (gas, electricity, water supply, sewerage, waste and recycling (12); and
 three workers were killed in mining and quarrying
during the year (two).
In addition to the awful toll for workers, there were 264 members of the public fatally injured in accidents connected to work in 2013-14.