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New year, renewed call to reduce workplace death and injury in Tyneside

Employers in Tyneside 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.

According to figures released for 2009/10, there were 368 major workplace injuries in Tyneside last year compared to 412 in 2008/9. There were no workplace fatalities in 2009/10, compared to three the previous year.

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