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HSE hopes employers in West Sussex will improve safety in 2013

04th January 2013

Reportedly 317 employees suffered work accidents in 2012, and one individual suffered fatal injuries.

Despite these figures being an improvement on the previous year – when 340 serious injuries were sustained and one death was recorded – the HSE believes these statistics are still too high.

The industries in which the largest number of incidents took place were construction, manufacturing, and farming sectors, which are often counted as being some of the most dangerous trades to work in.

Dave Rothery, HSE head of operations for the south-east, states, “My new year wish is that we can reduce the number of deaths and major injury in 2013 and make the year ahead a happier one for many families.”

He hopes that companies across this area of England will make worker safety a priority in 2013 so that at the end of the year fewer families will spend Christmas and New Years thinking of loved ones who have been seriously injured at work, or killed due to employer negligence.

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