Provisional statistics issued by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) reveal an 18% increase in fatalities from work related accidents in 2019 with 46 people losing their lives.
The figures show;
The five main causes of workplace fatalities in 2019 were getting trapped or crushed, struck by a vehicle, falls from heights, drowning or being struck by a falling object.
|Trapped or crushed (17)
|Struck by vehicle (9)|
|Impact following fall (7)|
|Struck by falling object (4)|
Wexford had the highest number of workplace fatalities in 2019 with 7 deaths, Dublin had 6, and Cork had 5.