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Health and Safety News - 06 July 2010

06-07-2010

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:

Worker deaths in Britain fall to record low

Tragic rise in agriculture deaths

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