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Construction falls down, slips up

Construction statistics for 2005/06 show the rate of fatal and major injuries in the construction industry is continuing to fall. The Health and Safety Statistics 2005/06 report shows:

  • The rate of reported fatal injuries (to all workers, including the self employed) in construction between 1999/00 and 2005/06 has reduced by around 36%;
  • The rate of reported major injuries to employees in construction between 1999/00 and 2005/06 has reduced by around 22%; and
  • The rate of reported over three day injuries to employees in construction between 1999/00 and 2005/06 has reduced by around 31%.

There has also been good progress towards the all industry Revitalising targets of 2000, although the industry is still falling short of its own ambitious targets set at the 2001 Construction Summit.

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