Waste industry worker fatalities double in past five years

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Fourteen employees from the waste industry were killed at work in 2016-2017

The number of waste industry worker fatalities has almost doubled in the past five years, according to the Health and Safety Executive. (HSE)

Fourteen employees from the waste industry were killed at work in 2016-2017, an increase of the six deaths from 2015/16.

Compared with other industries, the average fatality rate for the waste industry was 15 times higher than the average across all industries.

The HSE annual analysis reports a total of 137 workers were killed at work in Great Britain, a decrease of ten fatalities from 2015/16.

It is the second lowest year on record after 2013/14 yet on average the number of fatalities has remained relatively similar.

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