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Health and safety statistics for the manufacturing sector in Great Britain’

80,000 workers suffering from a work-related illness each year (LFS)

19 fatal injuries to workers in 2016/17
(RIDDOR)

60,000 non-fatal injuries to workers each year (LFS)

Work-related ill health by illness type

Graph showing musculoskeletal disorders are the most common type of work-related illness in this sector at 43%

(Source: LFS annual average estimate 2014/15-2016/17)

Fatal injuries to workers by most common accident kinds

Graph showing falls from height is the most common cause of a fatal injury in this sector at 20%

(Source: Fatal injuries reportable under RIDDOR, 2012/13-2016/17)

Non-fatal injuries to employees by most common accident kinds

Graph showing lifting and handling injuries are the most common cause of a non-fatal injury in this sector at 20%

(Source: Non-fatal injuries reported under RIDDOR 2014/15-2016/17)

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Further information

Updated 2017-11-16