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Workplace Injuries in the UK

WORKPLACE INJURIES By Osbornes Solicitors The following data provides an aggregated count of injuries to workers (employees and the self-employed) for the years 2011–12 & 2012–13 that were reported in Great Britain. HOW MANY ACCIDENTS OCCUR PER INDUSTRY Human health activities 20,067 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 16,238 Public administration and defence: сотpulsory social security 13,516 Services to buildings and landscape activities 4,225 Warehousing and support activities for transportation 11,697 Other тапufacturing 4,433 Education Postal and 11,593 courier activities 5,574 Food and beverage service activities Construction 8,150 of buildings 5,655. Specialised Manufacture of food products 8,133 Did you know? Did you know? construction 24% 40% activities Land transport and transport via pipelines 7,946 7,183 Residential OF ALL WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS OCCUR IN LONDON AND THE SOUTH EAST care activities 7,878. OF ALL ACCIDENTS IN CREATIVE, ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT OCCUR IN LONDON The chart (above) depicts the amount of per industry, from largest moving clockwise to smallest, with the corresponding industry data below. accidents Manufacture of Chemicals and Chemical Products Other personal service activities Manufacture of Beverages Manufacture of Textiles Human health activities 20,067 711 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles & motorcycles Public administration & defence: compulsory social security Warehousing and support activities for transportation 16,238 680 13,516 630 11,697 556 Education 11,593 Creative, arts and entertainment activities 525 Food and beverage service activities 8,150 Manufacture of Electrical Equipment Water Collection, Treatment and Supply Water transport Activities of membership organisations 524 Manufacture of Food Products Land transport and transport via pipelines 8,133 442 7,946 437 Residential care activities 7,878 401 7,183 Mining of Coal Lignite Specialised construction activities Construction of Buildings 396 5,655 Architectural and engineering activities: technical testing and analysis 358 Postal and Courier Activities 5,574 Libraries, archives, museums and other cultural activities 355 Other Manufacturing 4,433 Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products & pharmaceutical 4,225 | Sewerage 4,178 | Forestry and logging 352 Services to buildings and landscape activities 330 Social work activities without accommodation 314 Accommodation 3,384 Gambling and betting activities 3,066 | Veterinary activities 2,857 Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products 308 Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 248 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles Waste collectiom, treatment and disposal activities: materials recovery 244 2,336 Extraction of Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas 240 2,313 Legal and accounting activities 216 Other mining and quarrying | Other professional, scientific and technical activities 2,279 209 Air Transport Civil Engineering Manufacture of rubber and plastic products Manufacture of Basic Metals Crop-animal production, hunting & related service activities Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers Manufacture of machinery and Equipment nec Security and investigation activities Repair and installation of machinery and equipment 2,191 202 1,874 Information service activities 183 Insurance, reinsurance and pension funding, except compulsory social security Repair of computers and personal and household goods Motion picture, video and television programme production, 1,829 180 1,787 170 1,758 1,509 sound recording and music publishing activities 157 1,438 Activities of head offices: management consultancy activities 154 Scientific research and development Remediation activities and other waste management services Fishing and aquaculture 1,409 148 1,238 144 Manufacture of wood /cork products, except furniture 138 manufacture of articles of straw / plaiting materials 1,175 Activities auxiliary to financial services & insurance activities 120 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities Programming and broadcasting activities Publishing Activities Manufacture of Coke and Refined Petroleum Products Advertising and market research Manufacture of leather and related products Mining Support Service Activities Manufacture of Wearing Apparel Real Estate Activities 1,169 119 Office administrative, office support and other business support activities Financial service activities, except insurance & pension funding 1,149 92 1,081 87 Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products Employment activities Manufacture of other Transport Equipment 1,073 84 1,045 80 998 48 Telecommunications 963 42 Printing and Reproduction of Recorded Media Rental and leasing activities Electricity, gas, steam, and air conditioning supply 892 39 Manufacture of Tobacco Products Undifferentiated goods- and services-producing activities of private households for own use Mining of Metal Ores Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies 857 14 768 Manufacture of Furniture Manufacture of paper and paper products 731 716 TYPES OF ACCIDENT Physical Contact with machinery 6,560 assault 10,929 Struck by object 19,404 Struck by moving vehicle 3,531 Lifting and handling injuries 48,711 Struck against 7,040 Injured by an animal Slip, trip, fall same level 1,752 54,581 Another kind of accident 22,776. Did you know? MORE PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES AND MUSEUMS THAN IN FORESTRY AND LOGGING Contact with electricity 713 Trapped by something collapsing 606 Exposed to explosion Fall from height 13,667 157 Drowned or asphyxiated 34 Exposed to fire 446 Exposure to harmful substance 996 THE QUANTITY & SEVERITY OF ACCIDENTS IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND & WALES 5. The following maps show a visual representation of the amount and type of injury that occurs throughout Great Britain and compares the numbers between the regional areas. FATAL MAJOR NON-FATAL 500 10 1,000 15 1,500 20 2,000 25 2,500 30 3,000 35 3,500 40 4,000 45 4,500 Number of unknown 5,000 fatal injuries: 6 5,500 6,000 Number of unknown major non-fatal injuries: 517 7 DAY INJURY 3 DAY INJURY 500 1,000 1,000 2,000 1,500 3,000 |2,000 4,000 2,500 5,000 3,000 6,000 3,500 7,000 4,000 8,000 4,500 9,000 5,000 10,000 5,500 11,000 6,000 Number of unknown 3 day injuries: 1,269 6,500 7,000 7,500 Number of unknown 7 day injuries: 866 Workplace accidents are divided into 4 categories by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE): Fatal Injury, Non-fatal major injury, 7 Day Injury and 3 day injury. 7 and 3 day injuries denote the number of days an employee has to take off due to an injury before returning to work. osbornes Solicitors LLP Sources: and

Workplace Injuries in the UK

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We used data provided by the Office of Nation Statistics and the Health and Safety Executive to visualise all the workplace injuries that have occurred in the UK between 2011 and 2013.




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