Number of fatal injuries to employees in Great Britain (GB) in 2016/2017*, by cause
Causes of fatal injuries at work in Great Britain (GB) 2016/2017
This statistic shows the number of fatal injuries to employees in Great Britain in 2016/2017, by cause. In total in 2016/2017 there were 137 fatal injuries to employees. The most common cause for fatalities at work were strikes from moving vehicles (31) and falls from heights (25).
Number of fatal injuries to employees in Great Britain (GB) in 2016/2017*, by cause
Number of fatal injuries to employees
Struck by moving vehicle 31
Falls from a height25
Struck by moving, including flying/falling, object20
Other kind of accident12
Trapped by something collapsing/overturning10
Contact with moving machinery8
Contact with electricity or electrical discharge8
Drowning or asphyxiation3
Exposure to an explosion3
Slips, trips or falls on same level3
Strike against something fixed or stationary3
Injured while handling, lifting or carrying3
Exposure to, or contact with, a harmful substance3
Exposure to fire 2
Acts of violence2
Injured by an animal1
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Source

Release date

March 2018

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017

Supplementary notes

* Figures for 2016/2017 are provisional. Figures include self-employed workers.

Causes of fatal injuries at work in Great Britain (GB) 2016/2017
This statistic shows the number of fatal injuries to employees in Great Britain in 2016/2017, by cause. In total in 2016/2017 there were 137 fatal injuries to employees. The most common cause for fatalities at work were strikes from moving vehicles (31) and falls from heights (25).
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