21 individuals had been killed in work-related incidents within the agriculture, forestry, and fishing business in Nice Britain final 12 months, in line with figures printed immediately (Thursday, July 6) by the Well being and Security Government (HSE).

That is slightly below the sector’s five-year age of 26 and the vast majority of deaths (64%) had been to the self-employed.

Whereas there have been extra deaths within the building business final 12 months (45), the agriculture, forestry and fishing business has the best charge of deadly harm per 100,000 employees of all the primary industrial sectors.

The HSE mentioned that the speed of deadly harm within the sector stays “markedly greater than the common throughout all industries”.

Deadly work-related incidents

General, 135 employees had been killed in work-related incidents in Nice Britain final 12 months (interval April 2022 to March 23). 26 of those had been in Scotland, 15 in Wales and the rest (94) in England.

This quantity is greater than the earlier 12 months (123), however according to pre-pandemic ranges. The determine for 2021/2021 was 145. Over the long-term nonetheless, the speed of deadly harm to employees exhibits a downward development.

The three most typical causes of deadly accidents are falls from top (40), being struck by a shifting object (29), and being struck by a shifting automobile (20).

Commenting on the figures launched as a part of the ‘Work-related deadly accidents in Nice Britain’ report immediately, HSE chief government Sarah Albon mentioned: “Any lack of life within the office is a tragedy.

“Whereas these figures present Nice Britain is among the most secure international locations on this planet to work, security should proceed to be on the high of everybody’s agenda.

“Our mission is to guard individuals and locations and we stay dedicated to sustaining secure workplaces and holding employers to account for his or her actions.”

An extra 68 members of the general public had been killed following a work-related incident in 2022/23. It is a lower of 20 from final 12 months.