Number of fatal injuries to workers in Great Britain (GB) in 2016/2017, by main industry

Fatal injuries at work in Great Britain (GB) 2016-2017, by industry This statistic shows the number of fatal injuries to workers in Great Britain (GB) in 2016/2017, by industry. The most fatalities occurred in the service industry. In terms of deaths per 100,000 workers, construction was statistically the most dangerous industry to work in.
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Number of fatal injuries to workers
Construction30
Agriculture27
Manufacturing19
Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation14
Transportation and storage14
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; accommodation and food service activities12
Communication, business services and finance8
Public administration; education; human health and social work activities6
Mining and Quarrying4
Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning3
Number of fatal injuries to workers
Construction30
Agriculture27
Manufacturing19
Water Supply, Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation14
Transportation and storage14
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; accommodation and food service activities12
Communication, business services and finance8
Public administration; education; human health and social work activities6
Mining and Quarrying4
Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning3
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This statistic shows the number of fatal injuries to workers in Great Britain (GB) in 2016/2017, by industry. The most fatalities occurred in the service industry. In terms of deaths per 100,000 workers, construction was statistically the most dangerous industry to work in.
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Release date
July 2017
Region
Great Britain
Survey time period
April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017
Supplementary notes
The term 'workers' covers employees and the self-employed combined.

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