HSA records lowest level of work-related deaths

But number of farm deaths 'still far too many', says authority chief Sharon McGuinness

8th January, 2019
Farming and construction main focus of HSA's attention in 2019

Figures from the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) show that 37 people were killed at work last year, the lowest figure since the authority was set up in 1989.

The number of work-related accidents was down 23 per cent from 48 in 2017. The reduction comes at a time when the number of people at work is rising, and the fatal accident rate of 1.6 deaths per 100,000 workers is now at an all-time low, according to the HSA.

The authority’s chief...

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