According to new figures released by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), Vehicles are the leading cause of fatalities in Irish workplaces.
2018 saw 39 work-related deaths reported to the HSA. This represents both a 20% decrease on 2017 figures and the lowest recorded death rate since the HSA was established in 1989.
The 2018 figures show that 43.5% of all workplace fatalities in 2018 were caused by vehicles including tractors, forklifts, cars & refuse trucks. HSA’s chief executive officer Dr Sharon McGuinness is noted as saying; “The number of people being killed in circumstances that could have been prevented is nothing short of a human tragedy,”
According to the HSA, So far in 2019, six deaths have been provisionally recorded in the transport sector.
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