Most of us can expect to sustain an injury at work at some point during our lives. Depending on the industry in which a person is employed, injuries can be as insignificant as a paper cut or twisted ankle, to one more severe such as spinal damage, or the loss of a limb.
Unfortunately, it is the case that 175 individuals in this country suffered workplace injuries which were ultimately fatal between 2011 and 2012. This is according to the UK public body, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
It is easily assumed an employee working in construction is far more likely to sustain a significant injury than one working in a sedentary office job, but which industry poses the greatest risk of fatal injury for workers? Our animated infographic below reveals this, in addition to the regions of the UK with the highest workplace accident death counts. Our video infographic also compares the UK’s workforce fatality rate to that of other European countries.
Does your current job see you at risk of fatal injury?
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