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Health and Safety News - 06 July 2010

Worker deaths at record lows but deaths in agriculture rise

New figures released today reveal that the number of people killed at work in Britain fell last year to a record low.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released the provisional data, which shows that 151 workers were killed between 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2010 compared to 178 deaths in the previous year and an average number over the last 5 years of 220 deaths per year.

38 agriculture workers were killed at work, marking a return to average levels of previous years in contrast to the record low in 2008/09 when 25 workers died.

Read the press releases from the HSE for further information:

Worker deaths in Britain fall to record low

Tragic rise in agriculture deaths

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