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Offshore safety statistics bulletin 2009/10

Offshore safety statistics bulletin 2009/10, fatal and major injuries to offshore workers based on provisional figures for 2009/10:

  • There were no reportable fatalities in 2009/10, compared with none during the previous two years.
  • There were 50 major injuries reported during the period, a rise of twenty compared to 2008/09 (a particularly low year) and compares to an average of 42 major injuries over each of the previous five years.
  • There were an estimated 26,598 offshore workers in 2009/10, a fall of 5.76% on the 2008/09 estimate of 28,224 workers. These figures were obtained from an industry-based data source1.
  • The combined fatal and major injury rate rose to 187.0 per 100,000 workers in 2009/10 compared to 106.3 in 2008/9 and 156.4 in 2007/08 and reverses the generally downward trend since 2002/03. The five-year average prior to 09/10 is 177.4

Find out more on the offshore safety statistics bulletin for 2009/10