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Figures reveal work place incidents at all time low

By Uttoxeter Post and Times  |  Posted: August 11, 2014

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THE number of people who lose their lives at work nationally has dropped sharply by 85 per cent over the past 40 years, from over 650 every year in 1974 to a record low of 133 today, new figures reveal.

In the West Midlands during 2012/13, there were 14 fatal work place incidents, and 1,855 major injuries suffered in the work place. There were also 6,043 injuries suffered by workers which kept injured persons off work for seven days or longer.

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