Tag Archives: Health and Safety Executive

REDUCTION IN FATAL ACCIDENTS AT WORK: BUT THE FIGURES MUST BE TREATED WITH CAUTION

The HSE today reported a welcome reduction in fatalities in the workplace.  Workplace deaths are at an “all time low”. HSE has also today released the latest number of deaths from mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. These show that 2,535 people died in 2012, which is an increased from 2,291 in 2011. […]

THE HSE FATAL FIGURES FOR FATAL ACCIDENTS: ARE THEY ACCURATE?

An earlier post set out the HSE figures for accidents at work. The TUC “Risk” publication sets out evidence that these figures are a major under-estimate: “HSE ‘glibly under-states’ work death toll The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) “glibly under-states and under-estimates the scale of the killing” at work, a top academic has charged. Steve […]

FATAL ACCIDENT IN THE MINES

Mining remains a dangerous industry. A mining company was fined on the 22nd October 2013 following the death of a minor caused by a roof collapsing. The Health and Safety Executive report is at http://press.hse.gov.uk/2013/uk-coal-failings-led-to-miners-death/?ebul=hsegen&cr=3/28-oct-13   An analysis of the annual statistics for deaths in mining is at http://www.hse.gov.uk/mining/statistics.htm