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Construction industry

Each year in the Construction1 sector around...

...3% of workers suffer from an
illness they believe to be

3% of people suffer from an illness that they believe to be work-related totalling 69,000-64% of which are musculoskeletal disorders, 20% stress, depression and anxiety, and the rest being other illnesses

...and 3% of workers sustain a
work-related injury...

and 3% of workers, totaling 14,000 sustained non-fatal workplace injuries.

...leading to

1.7 million working days lost, of which 1.2 million are from ill health and 0.5 from injury





1 Construction sector defined as Section F in the 2007 Standard Industrial Classification


Updated 2015-10-23