The figure is up significantly from last year, when the number of deaths was just 60
This is a rate of 3.7 deaths per 100,000 workers. In 2005/6, the figure was 3.0.
The statistic brings the level up to figures last seen in 2001/2, although the figure over the last 15 years is down, although there was a peak in 2000/1 where the figure was as high as 6 fatalities per 100,000 people.
Fatalities were broken up as: ‘skilled construction and building trades’ (38); labourers in building and construction (14); construction operatives, e.g. scaffolders (10); managers in, construction (3); ‘other’ occupations (12).
Deaths by falling from a height and being struck by a moving vehicle were both down, but as deaths from being struck by a falling object and from being trapped by something collapsing or overturning were up, the overall level was up.
Nationally, the death at work rate is far lower, with a total of 241 workers killed at work, a rate of 0.8 per 100 000 workers.
2.2 million people were suffering from an illness they believed was caused or made worse by their current or past work. 646 000 of these were new cases from the last 12 months, or 2100 per 100 000 people employed in the last 12 months.
36 million days were lost overall (1.5 days per worker), 30 million due to work-related ill health and 6 million due to workplace injury.