In-year workplace deaths where HSE is the relevant enforcing authority
This information is the collated picture of ‘as reported’ information on fatalities where HSE is the relevant enforcing authority, including those documented in our Chief Executive’s reports. Although reported to HSE, initial enquiries may establish that the fatality has occurred in an industry where enforcement responsibility lies with the Local Authority. Details of such instances are not listed here.
The information here is updated on a monthly basis and does not purport to be a formal statistical release. Subsequent investigation may determine that some are not reportable under RIDDOR(1), for example deaths due to natural causes. Other deaths shown here may have been caused by gas incidents in the home. In such cases these deaths will not be counted in our statistics for workplace fatal injuries. Provisional quarterly figures for workplace fatal injuries are available from our latest quarterly injury figures and validated figures and information will only be available on publication of the annual fatality statistics for Great Britain.
Third parties provide this information when notifying these incidents to HSE. We will verify its accuracy (eg the name and age of the deceased) when the incident is investigated and as more information becomes available. Although we may have done some validation of the notifier’s information prior to publication on these web pages we cannot guarantee the accuracy of all details. Therefore we apologise to relatives of the deceased should any errors, such as an incorrectly spelt name, cause distress.
All possible work-related fatalities are separately notified to the Coroner and the Coroners Court release the name of the deceased when they open the inquest. To ensure that this release has taken place, we will not publish this information until at least a month after the date of the reported incident.
1 The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases & Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR)