HSA Figures for Reported Fatal Accidents in 2017

Jan 03, 2018

The Health Service Executive reported that there were 47 fatal accidents last year, compared to 46 in 2016. 

A breakdown of statistics were included in the report:

  • 24 Deaths in the agriculture industry, resulting in the eighth year in a row that this sector has reconded the highest number of work related fatalities. 
  • 6 Deaths in the construction industry. 
  • 6 Deaths in the transport industry. 
  • Vehicle deaths caused 21 fatalities in 2017.
  • 6 Deaths from falls at height. 
  • Dublin & Mayo had the highest fatalities with 6 recorded for each. 
  • 28 Deaths included 18 - 65 year old males
  • 14 Deaths were over 65 year old males in the agricultural sector. 
  • 1 Death of a child in the agricultural sector. 
  • Of all 47 reported fatalities, 18 were self-employed, 15 were employees, 7 were non-workers and 7 were family workers. 

You can read the full report here. 

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