Kate Allen

The steady improvement in the number of fatal injuries in UK workplaces appears to have tailed off, according to data recently-released to the FT by the Health & Safety Executive*.

173 workers were killed on the job in 2011/12, a rate of 0.6 deaths per 100,000 workers.

Taking into account chance variation, the overall trend suggests that death rates have plateaued since 2008 after a decade of downward trend.

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