Causes of major non-fatal injuries at work in Great Britain (GB) 2017/18

Number of major non-fatal injuries to employees in Great Britain (GB) in 2017/18, by cause*

by Daniel Clark, last edited Nov 28, 2018
Causes of major non-fatal injuries at work in Great Britain (GB) 2017/18 This statistic shows the number of major non-fatal injuries to employees in Great Britain (GB) in 2017/18, by cause. There were around 71 thousand such injuries to employees in total, of which the most common cause was 'slips, trips or falls on same level', followed by 'Injured while handling, lifting or carrying'.
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Number of major non-fatal injuries to employees in Great Britain (GB) in 2017/18, by cause*

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Number of injuries to employees
Slips, trips or falls on same level 21,730
Injured while handling, lifting or carrying 14,842
Other kind of accident 8,349
Struck by moving, including flying/falling, object 7,024
Falls from a height 5,445
Acts of violence 5,055
Contact with moving machinery 2,507
Strike against something fixed or stationary 2,400
Struck by moving vehicle 1,514
Exposure to, or contact with, a harmful substance 784
Injured by an animal 647
Trapped by something collapsing/overturning 300
Contact with electricity or electrical discharge 212
Exposure to fire 186
Exposure to an explosion 59
Drowning or asphyxiation 8
Number of injuries to employees
Slips, trips or falls on same level 21,730
Injured while handling, lifting or carrying 14,842
Other kind of accident 8,349
Struck by moving, including flying/falling, object 7,024
Falls from a height 5,445
Acts of violence 5,055
Contact with moving machinery 2,507
Strike against something fixed or stationary 2,400
Struck by moving vehicle 1,514
Exposure to, or contact with, a harmful substance 784
Injured by an animal 647
Trapped by something collapsing/overturning 300
Contact with electricity or electrical discharge 212
Exposure to fire 186
Exposure to an explosion 59
Drowning or asphyxiation 8
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by Daniel Clark, last edited Nov 28, 2018
This statistic shows the number of major non-fatal injuries to employees in Great Britain (GB) in 2017/18, by cause. There were around 71 thousand such injuries to employees in total, of which the most common cause was 'slips, trips or falls on same level', followed by 'Injured while handling, lifting or carrying'.
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