The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that number of workplace deaths in Devon and Cornwall has reduced, but the number has increased in Northamptonshire between April 2010 and March 2011.
As per their comparative analysis, two people lost their lives, while 455 got injured at a workplace in Devon. In a similar incident, six people died while 451recieved severe injuries.
In Cornwall, a person died due to workplace injury, while 205 got seriously injured. Previous year, in the same months, three people lost their lives and 232 got injured.
There has been an improvement, but a lot more needs to be done on the part of employers, said Nigel Long, the Chief Inspector at the HSE. He further affirmed, “Employers need to spend their time tackling the real dangers that workers face and stop worrying about trivial risks or doing pointless paperwork”.
Such improvements were not found in Northamptonshire, which recently got HSE’s warning to improve workplace safety norms. In an incident, five people lost their lives while 363 suffered serious injuries. Long said that in the last year, they have more incidents happening in the place. Therefore, it is advised that workplaces should properly monitor their workplace safety.
As additional 1,399 workers needed to take three days off this year than 1,441 workers who took off for the same period in last year. These incidents not only harm them, but also their families as they are not workplaces who find their substitutes.
The Families of those who lost their lives at workplace accident in Northamptonshire are now forced to live without them. It is even possible that he might be the only person who was earning for complete family.
So, it is advised that employers should be extra cautious while designing safety rules for their employees, said Long.