Transport Fatalities Fall

FIGURES from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) showed that 11 people died in transport and storage in Great Britain last year, less than the five yearly average of 14.
The construction sector had the largest number of deaths during 2019/20 with 40, the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector followed by the manufacturing sector reported the second and third highest figures, with 20 and 15 respectively.
The HSE said around 10% of all fatal injuries to workers occur in transport and storage and although there was a reduction in the most recent period, the numbers are prone to annual fluctuations.
Falls from height was the main cause of fatal injury across all sectors (29) accounting for around a quarter of all worker deaths, followed by being struck by a moving vehicle (20) and being struck by a moving object (18).
The HSE said that even without Covid-19, 2019/20 was on track for a lower number of deaths over the year compared with other recent years.

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