HSE unveils latest offshore health and safety statisticsNews // March 4, 2005
The figures show there were three fatal accidents during 2003/04 compared to none in 2002/03 and 48 'major' injury incidents, a decrease of 25 per cent on last year's figures.
In addition, the statistics show a continued downward trend in the number of over-three-day injuries - with 102 incidents reported during 2003/04 compared to 120 in 2002/03. The combined fatal and major injury rate per 100,000 workers decreased to 271.4in 2003/04 from 310.4 in 2002/03.
Meanwhile, the HSE report also reveals a reduction in the number of dangerous occurrences with 543 during 2003/04 compared to 635 in 2002/03. There were also 13 cases of work-related diseases reported during 2003/04, a decrease of six on the previous year.
Single copies of Offshore injury, ill health and incident statistics report 2003/04 (Provisional data) are available free by contacting HSE at (Tel) 0151 951 3236. Alternatively, the report can be downloaded from HSE's website at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/offshore/statistics/hsr0304