21% decrease in work-related deaths in 2016 – HSA release the figures. - Chris Mee Group | CMSE

21% decrease in work-related deaths in 2016 – HSA release the figures.

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According to figures released by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), 44 people lost their lives in work related accidents in Ireland in 2016. This figure shows a drop of 21% compared to the 56 deaths in 2015.

  • Farm related deaths have increased from 18 in 2015 to 21 in 2016
  • Construction related deaths have decreased from 11 in 2015 to 9 in 2016
  • Fishing related deaths have decreased from 5 in 2015 to 3 in 2016
  • Transportation and storage related deaths have decreased from 4 in 2015 to 1 in 2016
  • Accidents involving vehicles accounted for 20 fatalities across all sectors
  • With 8 reported, Cork had the highest number of fatalities followed by Kerry and Meath with four each
  • Over two thirds of the fatalities in 2016 involved male’s ages between 25 and 65

For a more detailed breakdown please visit hsa.ie

  • “… welcome(d) the reduction in the number of work-related fatalities last year, the lowest number since 2009.” O’Halloran added; “It is especially important that as the numbers at work increase, accident rates are moving in the opposite direction.

    Martin O’Halloran, chief executive of the HSA
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