Health and safety plea

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk & World Update -

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.”

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