Fatal injury statistics
Summary for 2013/14
The information in this document relates to the latest 'full-year' statistics on fatal injuries in the workplace, for 2013/14.
- The provisional figure for the number of workers fatally injured in 2013/14 is 133, and corresponds to a rate of fatal injury of 0.44 deaths per 100 000 workers.
- The figure of 133 worker deaths in 2013/14 is 19% lower than the average for the past five years (164). The latest rate of fatal injury of 0.44 compares to the five-year average rate of 0.56.
- The finalised figure for 2012/13 is 150 worker fatalities, and corresponds to a rate of 0.51 deaths per 100 000 workers.
- Due to the fluctuation of recent years, it is currently too early to confirm a further sustained improvement in fatality rates.
- There were 70 members of the public fatally injured in accidents connected to work in 2013/14 (excluding railways-related incidents).
Figure 1: Number and rate of fatal injury to workers1, 1994/95 – 2013/14p
p = Provisional
1 The term 'workers' describes both employees and self-employed combined.