Deaths from workplace accidents unchanged last year

The Health and Safety Authority reported a 40% decline in farm fatalities

6th January, 2016
21 people died in work-related accidents in the agricultural sector last year.

The Health and Safety Authority said that 55 people were killed in work-related accidents in 2015, the same number as in 2014, as fatalities in agriculture declined by 40 per cent to 18.

However, construction fatalities rose to 11 from eight while the fishing sector also saw an increase to five from one in 2014. Accidents involving vehicles accounted for 21 deaths in the workplace last year while 15 people were killed as a result of falls from height, the...

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