Construction death toll rises

Latest Health and Safety Executive (HSE) figures show that 51 workers lost their lives on construction project accidents in 2023/24, with the average number of deaths in the industry over the past two years ‘statistically significantly higher’ than the pre pandemic period of 2016 to 2019. The rate of fatal injury in construction is some five times as high as the average across all industries, HSE says, with a total of 138 workers killed across all industries in work related accidents.

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