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HSA reveals local figures in relation to workplace accidents

Oct 24, 2022 18:10 By News Northern Sound
HSA reveals local figures in relation to workplace accidents HSA reveals local figures in relation to workplace accidents
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During this campaign, HSA Inspectors will be providing information and making employers aware of resources available such as the free short on-line courses available on the HSA.

The HSA has launched a two week nationwide inspection campaign in the construction sector which focuses on the dangers of working at height.

Three fatalities recorded so far in 2022 relating to working at height on Irish construction sites.

In 2021, 10 people lost their lives working in the construction sector in Ireland. Of these fatalities, seven were specifically linked to working at height.

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In County Cavan, three fatalities were recorded and 197 non-fatalities.

Elsewhere, County Monaghan recorded zero fatalities, but 157 non-fatal accidents were reported in the workplace.

Mark Cullen, Assistant Chief Executive with the HSA said in 2021 they continued to see a high number of both fatal and serious injury arising from working at height on constructions sites.

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He said this campaign is highlighting to employers and the self-employed that working at height has added risks and therefore there is a need for extra precaution and advance planning.

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