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New year, renewed call to reduce workplace death and injury in the North West

Employers in the North West are being urged to start the New Year as they mean to go on when it comes to health and safety.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning that there is no room for complacency despite the total number of work-related fatalities across Britain being at a record low.

There were 3,301 serious workplace injuries recorded in the North West last year compared to 3,432 in 2008/9 and 19 deaths – 4 fewer than the previous year.

A full list of statistics broken down by local authority areas is included in notes to editors

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