Rates of fatal and non-fatal occupational injuries (excluding injuries arising from road traffic accidents)

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Headline data

Source: Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Geographical Area: Great Britain

Unit of Measurement: Rate per 100,000 workers


1. Estimates of fatal injuries for 2021/22 are provisional.

2. The rate of fatal injury for some of the detailed groupings are based on small numbers and are susceptible to considerable year-on-year variation.

3. Non-fatal injury estimates are based on the Labour Force Survey and are subject to sampling uncertainty. Details, in the form of 95% confidence intervals, can be found in the source data (see 'Sources' tab below).

4. The breakdowns of non-fatal injury rates by age, sex, country, English regions, industry sector and occupation are averaged over non-overlapping 3 year periods to enable a large enough sample size. For example, 2001/02 to 2003/04 figures are displayed at the mid-year point (2002/03). Estimates where numbers are too small to provide reliable estimates are not shown.

5.Data for 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 are impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the government’s response. This has contributed to a discontinuity in the injury rates series (marked by the dotted line in the chart above). This line indicates both a discontinuity between data for these years and earlier years, and a discontinuity in data between these 3 years themselves. See Other Information below for more details.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

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