Worker deaths at record lows but deaths in agriculture rise
New figures released today reveal that the number of people killed at work in Britain fell last year to a record low.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released the provisional data, which shows that 151 workers were killed between 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2010 compared to 178 deaths in the previous year and an average number over the last 5 years of 220 deaths per year.
38 agriculture workers were killed at work, marking a return to average levels of previous years in contrast to the record low in 2008/09 when 25 workers died.
Read the press releases from the HSE for further information: