New figures show increase in number of workers killed in Wales

New official statistics published today show the number of workers killed in Wales last year has increased.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released provisional data for the year April 2010 to March 2011, which shows the number of workers killed was 12- an increase on the previous year, when seven died.

Terry Rose, head of HSE in Wales, said

“The increase in the number of workers fatally injured in the last year is very disappointing,

“The fact that 12 people failed to come home from work to their loved ones last year reminds us all of the importance of this issue.

“It is a stark reminder of the need to ensure that health and safety remains focused on the real risks in workplaces, not on trivia and pointless paperwork.

“We all have a role to play – employers, employees and regulators – in making Wales a safer place to work.”

Over the last five years, the average number of workers killed in Wales each year has been 12.

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