Work-related fatal injuries in Great Britain
135 workers killed in work-related accidents in 2022/23 (RIDDOR)
Fatal injuries to workers by main industry, 2022/23
A bar chart showing amount of fatal injuries to workers divided by industry sector
|Main industry||Number of fatal injuries|
|Agriculture, forestry and fishing||21|
|Wholesale, retail, motor repair; Accommodation and food||15|
|Transport and storage||15|
|Admin and support services||6|
|Waste and recycling||6|
Fatal injuries to workers by age, 2022/23
A pie chart showing amount of fatal injuries to workers divided by age
|Aged 60 plus||33|
|Age not known||3|
Main kinds of fatal accident for workers, 2022/23
Number of fatal injury to workers separated by types of incident
|Type of incident||Number of fatal injuries|
|Falls from a height||40|
|Struck by moving object||29|
|Struck by moving vehicle||20|
|Trapped by something collapsing/ overturning||12|
|Contact with moving machinery||9|
Change over time
- When considering change over time it is preferable to consider the rate of injury (per 100,000 workers) as this accounts for changes in the numbers in employment between years.
- Over the long-term, the rate of fatal injury to workers showed a downward trend, though in the recent years prior to the coronavirus pandemic the rate had been broadly flat. The current rate is similar to pre-coronavirus levels.
- A chart showing how the fatal injury rate has changed over time can be found in the report on work-related fatal injuries in Great Britain.
68 members of the public were killed in work-related accidents in 2022/23
(Excludes deaths due to work-related accidents to ‘patients and service users’ in the healthcare and adult social care sectors in England reportable under RIDDOR).
Data source: RIDDOR: Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations. Figures for 2022/23 are published as provisional at this stage and will be finalised July 2024.