Kinds of accident
The “kind” is a broad description of how the accident happened. Particular kinds tend to be associated with different levels of injury severity, with limited year-to-year change in the proportions of each kind, although reporting requirements have had an impact.
- over half the fatal injuries to workers were of three kinds: falls from height; being struck by a vehicle and being struck by a moving object (RIDDOR);
- falls and slips & trips, combined, account for more than a third (36%) of employee injuries. They accounted for nearly six in ten specified injuries (59%) and almost three in ten (29%) over-seven-day injuries to employees (RIDDOR);
- handling was the most frequent cause of over-seven-day injury (RIDDOR);
- an estimated 2.1 million working days were lost due to handling injuries and slips & trips (LFS).
More detail on injury kinds.
More details on 2014/15p statistics for injury kinds (RIDDOR).