In the UK, a total of 27.3 million working days were lost in the last 12 months due to work-place injuries. New figures from the Health and Safety Executive for 2014/15 also revealed work-related fatalities increased by nine compared with the previous year. A worrying statistic considering the annual reports had shown a downward trend in the amount of accidents, fatalities and illnesses in the last 5 years.
The Most Dangerous Industries to Work in
The total number of work related fatalities hit 142 last year. 50% of those deaths occurred in the construction and agriculture sectors alone.