There has been a long-term downward trend in the rate of fatal injury to around 2012/13; more recently the rate has been broadly flat.
The rate of self-reported non-fatal injury to workers showed a generally downward trend.
The rate of non-fatal injury to employees reported by employers also showed a long-term downward trend.
- 144 workers killed at work in 2017/18
- 555,000 non-fatal injuries to workers according to self-reported estimates from the Labour Force Survey in 2017/18
- 71,062 employee non-fatal injuries reported by employers under RIDDOR in 2017/18
- 3.9 million working days lost due to non-fatal workplace injuries according to self-reported estimates from the Labour Force Survey in 2017/18
- Estimated self-reported non-fatal injuries, 2017/18
- 420,000 injuries with up to 7 days absence
- 135,000 injuries with over 7 days absence
Non-fatal injuries to employees by main accident kinds (as reported by employers), 2017/18
- 31% Slips, trips or falls on same level
- 21% Handling/lifting/carrying
- 10% Struck by object
- 8% Falls from a height
- 7% Acts of violence
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