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Fatal injuries to workers in britain at record low

The number of people killed at work in Britain has fallen to a record low, new figures from HSE reveal.

Provisional data shows that 180 workers were killed between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2009 – a rate of 0.6 per 100,000 employees – down from 233 in 2007/08 and 17 per cent lower than the previous lowest total of 217, recorded in 2005/6.

Read fatal injuries statistics press release