Fortunately, the overall percentage of worker deaths has fallen compared with the last five years. However, fatal accidents still accounted for 136 worker fatalities in 2013/14, according to the Health and Safety Executive, which means that safety measures to protect employees within the workplace are still an important issue.
Fatal accidents can occur in any industry. Some of the claims that we deal with are involved with unsafe working environments, failure to carry out vital risk assessments, leaving employees unequipped to do their jobs by not supplying them with the necessary personal protective equipment – or a lack of relevant health and safety training.
Currently, those working within construction and agriculture account for the highest percentage of all fatal accidents, which include several occupations and high-risk activities, such as;
- Cement and brick masonry
- Construction management