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Workplace Fatality Figures Revealed: How You Can Protect Your Employees
Workplace Fatality Figures Revealed: How You Can Protect Your Employees
Although most organisations make an effort to limit the risk of employees suffering from workplace injuries, many employers don't consider the troubling aftermath that would arise if an on-site injury resulted in a fatality. And recent data from the HSE revealed that work-related deaths are more prevalent than you might realise. In fact, 147 workers were killed in 2018-19, representing an additional...

Multiple Companies Fined After Security Guard is Killed
Multiple Companies Fined After Security Guard is Killed
Several companies have been fined following a fatal accident at the Immingham Docks. A security guard employed at the dock walked in front of an approaching HGV, causing the vehicle to run over the guard and kill him at the scene. Further investigation revealed Associated British Ports failed to provide signage requiring drivers to stop and report to security. In addition, ICTS (UK) Ltd did not offer...

Finding Trends in 2018 Fatality Figures
Finding Trends in 2018 Fatality Figures
The HSE’s recent annual workplace fatality figures report revealed that 144 workers suffered fatal injuries between April 2017 and March 2018—an additional nine deaths compared to the previous year. The report identified the following trends:
The top three causes of fatal injuries include workers falling from height, being struck by a moving vehicle and being struck by a moving object....