This page provides information on injuries reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 to the HSE and Local Authorities.
|Year||Number of fatal Injuries to workers in MVR||Fatal injury rate per 100 000 workers|
|3 year average||5||1.8||1.0||2.1||10.6||0.6|
* Employment data is not available for rates calculation before 2009/10
** Workers = employees and self-employed
*** As defined by Standard Industrial Classification SIC 2007 code '4520'
Fatal injuries to workers
3 per. Mov. Avg. (Fatal injuries to workers)
|Kind of fatal Injury to workers in MVR||Fatal injuries||Percentage|
|Hit by moving object/collapsing/overturning||17||27%|
|Hit by moving vehicle||14||23%|
|Fall from height||6||10%|
|Fire / explosion||6||10%|
|Contact with harmful substance||4||6%|
|Other known kind||9||15%|
|Unspecified or unknown kind||6||10%|
|Slip or trip||2||3%|
|Hit against a fixed object||2||3%|
|Drowned or asphyxiated||2||3%|
|Contact with moving machinery||1||2%|
Hit by moving object/collapsing/overturning
Hit by moving vehicle
Fall from height
Fire / explosion
Contact with harmful substance
Other known kind
Unspecified or unknown kind
The following table shows the numbers of non-fatal injuries in MVR reported to the HSE and Local Authorities (LAs), for the 3 years 2009/10 to 2011/12p.
The rates per 100,000 employees are also included in the second table.
Non-fatal RIDDOR injuries are those defined as Major (typically, fractures, amputations) and those defined as Over 3 day (injuries which led to 4 or more days absence from the employee’s normal work).
Before 12 September 2011, RIDDOR reporting was mainly by telephone to the Incident Contact Centre. Subsequently, reporting was primarily by an online based system via the HSE website. Consequently, there may be some discontinuities in data whilst this new system beds in. [For example the total numbers of injuries were substantially lower in 2011/12p than in the previous two years as shown in the table and “All other kinds and unknown” figure doubled in 2011/12p from the 2009/10 and 2010/11 figures.] Another effect of this change is to how the SIC codes were allocated.
From 2011/12 onwards, HSE will only be able to provide injury numbers for Majors and injuries leading to more than 7 days absence from the employee’s normal work.
3 year total
|Lifting and handling injuries||544||435||303||33%|
|Slip, trip, fall same level||292||280||232||21%|
|Struck by object||256||211||170||16%|
|Fall from height||95||114||79||7%|
|Struck by moving vehicle||43||55||31||3%|
|Contact with machinery||42||42||41||3%|
|Exposure to harmful substance||37||34||14||2%|
|Exposed to fire||18||12||15||1%|
|Trapped by something collapsing||11||4||6||1%|
|All other kinds and unknown||70||76||149||8%|
*As defined by Standard Industrial Classification SIC 2007 code '4520'
|Year||Nonfatal injuries (Major percentage in brackets)||Rate of injury per 100 000 employees|
|Major||Over 3 day||Total injuries|
* As defined by Standard Industrial Classification SIC 2007 code '4520'
Over 3 days