Health and safety statistics

Key figures for Great Britain (2014/15)

  • 2 million Working people suffering from a work-related illness


  • 2,538 Mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2013)


  • 142 Workers killed at work


  • 76,000 Other injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR


  • 611,000 Injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey


  • 3 million Working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury


  • £14.3 billion Estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2013/14)



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