Fatal injury statistics
Summary for 2012/13
The information in this document relates to the latest 'full-year'; statistics on fatal injuries in the workplace, for 2012/13.
- The provisional figure for the number of workers fatally injured in 2012/13 is 148, and corresponds to a rate of fatal injury of 0.5 deaths per 100 000 workers.
- The figure of 148 worker deaths in 2012/13 is 18% lower than the average for the past five years (181). The latest rate of fatal injury of 0.5 compares to the five-year average rate of 0.6.
- The finalised figure for 2011/12 is 171 worker fatalities, and corresponds to a rate of 0.6 deaths per 100 000 workers.
- Fatal injuries are subject to chance variation, fluctuating year-on-year, therefore it is necessary to look at trends over a number of years. When the 2012/13 data is added to the time series, the latest five years indicates a levelling-off, with no overall trend.
- There were 113 members of the public fatally injured in accidents connected to work in 2012/13 (excluding railways-related incidents).
Figure 1: Number and rate of fatal injury to workers1, 1993/94 - 2012/13p
p = Provisional
1 The term 'workers' describes both employees and self-employed combined.