HSE Statistics around Fatal Accidents for Period 2018/19
The latest HSE report into fatal injuries in Great Britain for the period 2018/19 provides headline numbers on workplace fatal injuries that were reported to enforcing authorities in 2018/19. It includes both fatal injuries to workers and to members of the public.
At this stage, the 2018/19 figures are currently provisional and will be finalised in July 2020 to take account of any necessary adjustments.
Fatal injuries are thankfully rare events. There is a degree of chance and randomness to the annual count resulting in an element of natural variation from one year’s count to the next. To allow for this natural variation, alongside figures for 2018/19, this report also presents the annual average estimate for the five years 2014/15-2018/19, which reduces the effect of year-on-year fluctuations and gives a more stable current picture.
The figures make up part of a long running series enabling both short and long-term comparisons of change.
The information includes only those cases of fatal injury that the enforcing authorities have judged as meeting the reporting criteria as set out in the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR). Two notable exclusions from these statistics are fatal diseases and fatal accidents on non-rail transport systems.
147 Workers killed in 2018/19 (RIDDOR)
Fatal injuries to workers by
Fatal injuries to workers by age
Main kinds of fatal accident for workers
Rate of fatal injury per 100,000 workers
92 Members of the public were killed due to work related activities in 2018/19
Data source: RIDDOR: Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations. Figures for 2018/19 are published as provisional at this stage and will be finalised July 2020.