Construction industry deaths rise by almost a quarter from last years figures, says the Health & Safety Executive

Contruction site workers

The number of workers killed while performing their jobs in the UK construction industry grew by almost 23 per cent during last year, according to new data.

Figures released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) shows 43 workers died onsite in 2015/16 – up from 35 worker deaths in 2014/15 – This equals the average for the previous five years.

However, the annual Health and Safety Statistics report, due for release in November, is expected to outline that the rate of fatal injury in the sector has dropped from a five-year average of 2.04 per 100,000 workers to 1.94.

The long-term trend has seen the rate of fatalities more than halve over the past 20 years. However, the figures show that a total of 144 people were killed while at work in 2015/2016 – up from 142 in 2014/15.

The Health and Safety Executive has called on all sectors in industry to learn lessons to ensure workers return home safe from work.

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