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Top 10 Causes of Workplace Accidents

The Chris Mee Group wishes to highlight the main causes or triggers of fatal and non-fatal accidents.  The first element of stopping accidents is to know the cause of the accidents.  We have researched the information contained in the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) annual report for 2012 to give you the statistical information.  This is FACTUAL information and not opinion.

Top 10 Causes or Triggers of Fatal Workplace Accidents according to the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) for 2012

 

  1. Loss of control of means of transport or handling equipment                         16
  2. Falls from Height                                                                                                         7
  3. Loss of control of object being worked on                                                              5
  4. Loss of control of animal `                                                                                        4
  5. Loss of control of machine                                                                                        3
  6. Fall on same level (Slip, Trip, stumble, etc.)                                                         2
  7. Electrical trigger                                                                                                         2
  8. Fall or collapse of material from above                                                                 2
  9. Other fall related trigger                                                                                           1
  10. Unknown                                                                                                                     1

Other triggers not listed                                                                                                     5

TOTAL                                                                                                                                 48

Source:  The HSA Annual Report 2012

 

Top 12 Causes or Triggers of NON Fatal Workplace Accidents according to the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) for 2012

  1. Manual handling                                                                                               2246

2 Fall on same level (slip, trip, stumble, etc.)                                                         1210

3 Aggression, fright, shock, violence                                                                         438

4 Fall from height                                                                                                           318

5 Body movement (no physical stress)                                                                      315

6 Loss of control of means of transport or handling equipment                         237

7 Breakage of material at joints                                                                                  192

8 Loss of control of hand held tool                                                                            153

9 Loss of control of object being worked on                                                            135

10 Overflow, leakage, emissions                                                                                 115

11 Loss of control of machine                                                                                       112

12 Other unknown                                                                                                         871

Source:  The HSA Annual Report 2012

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