According to the Health and Safety Authority’s (HSA) latest Annual Review of Workplace Injuries, Illnesses and Fatalities, there was a total of 53 work-related fatalities in 2020. The largest number of fatalities, 23 (43.4%), occurred in agriculture, forestry and fishing, while there were 15 (28.3%) fatalities in construction, the second-highest level of fatalities. Construction fatalities, however, have shown considerable variation in recent years, dropping to five in 2017 and showing increases since then.
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How to return affected Shoes for Crews products The Health and Safety Authority advises that a voluntary product recall of the following safety footwear under the brand Shoes for Crews. Products: Alaskan II/Alaskan 2; Aramis (black and white); Colt Light/Lite, Defense; Guard; Luigi Light/Lite (black and white); Mario Light/Lite (black and white); Portos (black and […]
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Lowest number of workplace fatalities in all industries since 2009 The Health & Safety Authority (HSA) figures reveal there were nine fatalities in construction workplace accidents in 2016, compared to 11 in 2015. Forty-four fatalities in all industries in 2016 Overall there were 44 people killed in workplaces in 2016, representing a 21% reduction […]
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The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have advised the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) that they will carry out an enhanced construction focussed inspection campaign, for two weeks, commencing on 7th September 2015. During this fortnight all Inspectors will visit construction sites and it is intended that in excess of 500 visits will be completed. As […]