Health and safety plea
TWO people lost their lives while at work in Lincolnshire in the last financial year and 369 others suffered a major injury, according to new figures.
The figures are published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
They are roughly in line with the previous 12-month period, during which there was one death and 379 major injuries.
One of the two deaths in Lincolnshire last year was in Spalding, where a 58-year-old agricultural worker was struck by a moving vehicle.
It follows the release of data relating to the East of England, in which the number of major work injuries in Peterborough fell from 122 to 93, with no deaths recorded in 2010/11.
The HSE has issued a fresh warning about workplace safety after the number of deaths rose across Great Britain in 2010/11.
Rosi Edwards, HSE regional director in the East Midlands, said: “These statistics highlight why we need good health and safety in British workplaces.”