With an estimated 61,000 injuries on sites every year in the UK, construction is the most dangerous sector to work in. According to HSE fatality statistics, of the 142 work-related deaths in 2020/21 – 39 of these occurred in construction.
The top causes of construction fatalities are:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Handling, lifting or carrying
- Falls from height
- Being struck by a moving object