According to a recent study, the UK’s most dangerous jobs are all confined within the construction industry. In 2015, 43 tradesmen died in workplace accidents. Alongside that, a further 5,245 injuries on site were also reported as well.
Apparently, though construction isn’t the only dangerous industry. Manufacturing and agriculture also make up a close second place. These industries both had 27 work-related deaths each.
These workplace deaths aren’t always fatal though. Overall, there were 144 deaths reported across all sectors. However, there was actually a further 72,702 injuries that were not fatal at all.
The accidents apparently weren’t distributed though. The biggest risk of workplace death was in the East of England. Alongside this, the biggest risk of a non-fatal injury at work was pinpointed in the South East of England.
Men were also found to be involved in the most accidents as well. Alone, they were responsible for 47,142 non-fatal injuries. One hundred and thirty-seven men were involved in the fatal injuries too, compared to just seven women.
Age was also concluded to contribute to the likelihood of a fatal injury; with those aged 45-54 facing the highest risk of death. They were more likely to suffer a non-fatal injury as well, alongside workers aged 25-34.
On the plus side though, despite these horrible statistics of workplace deaths, these figures are on the decline. In the 1970’s, there were around 350,000 non-fatal injuries. Whereas now, there are more than 275,000 less.
So what do you think of this? Do you think working in construction is the most dangerous job in the UK? Let us know what you think in the comments below.