Ireland Workplace Fatalities up to July 2012

Ireland Workplace Fatalities up to July 2012

Twenty one people have been killed so far this year in Irish workplaces, Agriculture,forestry and fishing are still having a high fatality rate but if the current trend continues then it looks numbers are going to be down from last year, however as machinery is one of the biggest causes of accidents on Irish farms and with the busy tillage season just started caution should be observed on farms with the very young and the over 65’s being the most vulnerable. in the last six weeks alone three people have lost their lives in the agriculture sector.

It is worth noting thou that Ireland had urned itself about with regards to Health and Safety over the past years and we are according to latest European statistics the fourth safest country in the Euro-zone only to be beaten by Sweden, United Kingdom and Finland on top.

The table below copied from the Health & Safety Authority’s website shows the current statistics up to 25th July 2012

Economic sector

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

A-Agriculture,forestry and fishing

Crop and animal production,hunting and related service activities

20

10

22

22

9

Forestry and logging

1

1

3

0

0

Fishing and aquaculture

1

2

4

5

5

B-Mining and quarrying

1

2

0

1

0

C-Manufacturing

7

1

2

2

0

D-Electricity; gas, steam and air conditioning supply

0

0

0

0

0

E-Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities

2

0

2

3

1

F-Construction

15

10

6

6

3

G-Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and personal goods

3

2

4

2

2

H-Transportation and storage

3

6

3

7

0

I-Accommodation and food service activities

0

1

0

1

0

J-Information and communication

0

0

0

0

0

K-Financial and insurance activities

0

0

0

0

0

L-Real estate activities

0

0

0

0

0

M-Professional, scientific and technical activities

1

1

0

2

0

N-Administrative and support service activities

0

1

0

0

0

O-Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

0

2

0

1

0

P-Education

0

2

0

0

0

Q-Human health and social work activities

0

1

1

1

0

R-Arts, entertainment and recreation

1

0

1

1

0

S-Other service activities

2

1

0

0

0

Total

57

43

48

54

21

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