Tuesday August 11, 2020

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...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

In Kildare, many are grateful that the lockdown isn’t a return to square one, but there is anger that actions weren’t taken to prevent it in the first place

Barry J Whyte | 2 days ago

Conservation group calls for effective regulation as multinationals increase use of on-site gas plants to generate electricity

Killian Woods | 2 weeks ago

As the online debate on trans issues remains heated, those affected by them in the real world are calling for more support, space and understanding. But are their voices being heard?

Colin Murphy | 1 month ago