Increase in Work-Related Deaths in 2017 – HSA Release the Figures - Chris Mee Group | CMSE

Increase in Work-Related Deaths in 2017 – HSA Release the Figures

According to figures released by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), 47 people lost their lives in work related accidents in Ireland in 2017.

  • CMSE Consultancy - Behaviour-Based Safety ProgrammesFor the 8th year running agriculture had the highest number of work related fatalities with 24. Of the 24 fatalities, 14 were men over 65 killed and one fatality was a child.
  • The transport sector had six fatalities.
  • Accidents involving vehicles accounted for 21 of all fatalities in 2017.
  • Falls from height accounted for 6 fatalities in 2017
  • With 6 fatalities each reported, Dublin, Mayo & Cork had the highest number of fatalities
  • 28 of the fatalities in 2017 involved male’s ages between 18 and 65
  • Of 47 fatalities reported, 18 were self-employed persons, 15 were employees, seven non-workers and seven family workers.

Fatal Workplace Injuries 2017 Ireland

HSA Chief Executive, Martin O’Halloran, says that “Everyone involved in farming must aim to make whatever changes are necessary … safety must be paramount when carrying out any work, especially with tractors or farm machinery.”



For a more detailed breakdown please visit Elderly farmers most likely to be involved in fatal work-related accidents

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