workplace fatality

Workplace fatality figures for 2021/22 released by HSE

HSE recently released its annual workplace fatality figures for 2021/22. The figures show a total of 123 workers were killed at work in Great Britain between April 2021 and March 2022.

In fact, 30 of these workers came from the construction industry.

The three most common causes of fatal injuries continue to be:

  • Falling from height
  • Being struck by a moving vehicle
  • Being struck by a moving object.

Also published were the annual figures for mesothelioma.

A cancer that can be caused by past exposure to asbestos, figures show 2,544 people died from the disease in 2020. This is in line with the average of 2,523 deaths over the previous eight years.

Click here to view more information on workplace fatality rates in the UK.

Please note, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted recent trends in health and safety statistics published by HSE. As a result, this includes workplace fatality rates.

Find more details in the report on the impact of the pandemic on the interpretation of health and safety statistics 2020/21.