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RR116 - Falls from height - Prevention and risk control effectiveness

This report describes a pan-industry study into the underlying influences on, and control of, falls from height. The falls accidents reported via RIDDOR have been analysed for the last five years. The construction industry has the highest number of high falls, but agriculture and construction have similar fatality rates. There are few fatalities due to low falls, but low falls make up around 60% of the overall number of falls, with service industries having the highest number of accidents but the lowest accident rate. Construction has the highest rate of low falls.

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Updated 2010-03-19