More people die from accidents at work than through murder

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A new report from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies suggests at least twice as many people die from fatal injuries at work than are victims of murder.

The Liberal Democrat Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, Jenny Willnott said: "It is deeply worrying that fatal accidents at work are being brushed under the carpet".

The report argues that serious incidents are gravely underreported and some are not even formally investigated due to resource issues at the Health and Safety Executive.

The government must act now and ensure that accidents in the workplace are considerably reduced. At present the only message that is being sent out is that an employers' lack of care and attention for its staff is acceptable.

Hopefully this report will show the relevant Health and Safety Bodies the need for continued vigilance within 21st Century workplaces.


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