We’re worst for in­juries at work

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Business -

LAT­EST fig­ures for fatal­i­ties and in­juries at work re­veal Kent and Med­way had the most ca­su­al­ties in the South East. Eleven peo­ple died and 778 suf­fered ma­jor in­juries be­tween 2006 and 2007. The fig­ures from the Health and Safety Ex­ec­u­tive were re­leased by the Char­tered So­ci­ety of Phys­io­ther­apy. The HSE could not spec­ify the cause of the deaths but said the most com­mon rea­son was fall­ing from heights, such as roofs and scaf­fold­ing. Les­ley Mercer, head of em­ploy­ment re­la­tions and union ser­vices at the CSP, said: “One ma­jor or fa­tal in­jury at work is one too many. “Em­ploy­ers need to take im­me­di­ate steps to en­sure that work­place ac­ci­dents are pre­vented and all em­ploy­ees are pro­tected from the po­ten­tially dev­as­tat­ing ef­fects.”

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