- 144 workers, employees and self-employed, were fatally injured in 2015/16. This corresponds to fatal injury rate of 0.46 deaths per 100,000 workers.
- This figure does not include the 600 or so workers killed in road traffic accidents whilst they have been at work.
- In 2014/15 there were 142 worker fatalities, and the incidence rate per 100,000 workers was also 0.46.
- The 144 worker deaths in 2015/16 is 7% lower than the average for the past five years (155). The latest rate of fatal injury of 0.46 compares to the five-year average rate of 0.52
- Over the latest 20-year time period there has been a downward trend in the rate of fatal injury, although in recent years this shows signs of levelling off
- 67 members of the public were fatally injured in accidents connected to work in 2015/16. However this number does not include members of the public killed in incidents relating to railways, and those enforced by the Care Quality Commission.
The Health and Safety Executive has recently published its annual summary of workplace fatal injury statistics for Great Britain for the year ending 31 March 2016. The headline figures show that;