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Construction deaths drop by 21%

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) released figures today revealed a 21% drop in construction worker fatalities.

HSE figures today revealed that 41 constructions workers were killed at work which is a rate of 2.0 per 100,000 workers. Although this marks a 21% drop, from 52 in the previous year, it is still one of the most dangerous industries to work in.

The figures also revealed that four members of the public were killed in accidents relating to work in the sector.

“While it’s heartening to see a continued reduction in the number of deaths in construction, it’s tempered by the fact that 41 workers failed to come home to their families last year because of avoidable safety failings,” said HSE’s chief inspector of construction, Philip White

“Construction continues to be one of the most dangerous industries in Great Britain and employers and workers must continue to take an uncompromising approach to safety.”

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