Work-related fatal injuries in Great Britain

142 Workers killed in 2020/21 (RIDDOR)

Fatal injuries to workers by main industry

A pie chart showing amount of fatal injuries to workers divided by industry sector

Category 2020/21
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 34
Construction 39
Manufacturing 20
Wholesale, retail, motor, repair; Accommodation and food 14
Admin & support services 11
Transport and storage 10
Waste 3
Other 11

Fatal injuries to workers by age

A pie chart showing amount of fatal injuries to workers divided by age

Category 2020/21
Aged 60 plus 41
Aged 16-59 97
Age not known 4

Main kinds of fatal accident for workers

Number of fatal injury to workers separated by types of incident

Type of incident Number of injuries
Falls from a height 35
Struck by moving vehicle 25
Struck by moving object 17
Trapped by something collapsing/ overturning 14
Contact with moving machinery 14

Trend statements

The rate of fatal injury showed a generally downward trend but has been broadly flat in recent years

Rate of fatal injury per 100,000 workers

Year Rate of fatal injury (per 100,000 workers)
1981 2.1
1982 2.3
1983 2.3
1984 2.1
1985 2
1986/87 1.7
1987/88 1.9
1988/89 2.4
1989/90 1.9
1990/91 1.7
1991/92 1.5
1992/93 1.4
1993/94 1.3
1994/95 1.1
1995/96 1.1
1996/97 1.1
1997/98 1
1998/99 0.9
1999/00 0.8
2000/01 1.1
2001/02 0.9
2002/03 0.8
2003/04 0.8
2004/05 0.78
2005/06 0.75
2006/07 0.84
2007/08 0.79
2008/09 0.60
2009/10 0.50
2010/11 0.60
2011/12 0.58
2012/13 0.5
2013/14 0.45
2014/15 0.46
2015/16 0.47
2016/17 0.42
2017/18 0.44
2018/19 0.46
2019/20 0.34
2020/21 0.43

60 Members of the public were killed due to work related activities in 2020/21

Data source: RIDDOR: Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations. Figures for 2020/21 are published as provisional at this stage and will be finalised July 2022.

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Updated 2021-07-07