Number of Workers Killed in UK Falls to Record Low

The number of people killed at work in the United Kingdom dropped to a record low last year, according to the Health and Safety Executive, the government's health and safety enforcement body. (WCxKit)
Between April 2009 and March this year, 152 people suffered fatal injuries on the job. That compares with 179 workplace fatalities the previous year, according to the London-based HSE.
Major injuries, like amputations and serious burns, also dropped among employees to 26,061 compared with 27,894 the previous year.
“It is encouraging to see the further reduction in the number of people being killed or seriously injured at work,” Judith Hackett, chair of the HSE, said in a statement. “The challenge now is to focus on those areas where improvement is slow to emerge,” she added. (WCxKit)
The construction and agricultural sectors still have high levels of accidents and deaths, according to the HSE.
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