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GMB Says Official Workplace Fatality Figures Hide Tens Of Thousands Of Related Deaths

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GMB Says Official Workplace Fatality Figures Hide Tens Of Thousands Of Related Deaths

HSE numbers down slightly – but each death demands justice and enforcement says union

GMB says while the number of deaths is down slightly, they are just the tip of the iceberg and every death demands justice and enforcement.

Dan Shears, GMB Health and Safety Director, said:

“Whilst this is a low figure compared to the plateau of recent years, it is absolutely no cause for celebration.

“Each of these avoidable deaths is a tragic cutting short of a life, and leaves behind devastated family, friends, and colleagues.

“It gives a misleading picture of the true ‘burden’ of health and safety failings on our society. (Read More)

 

“The recent disaster at Grenfell Tower shows the consequences of deregulation, and this government and future governments must ensure that our regulations are protected, strengthened, and proactively enforced, so that next years’ statistics reflect genuine progress and protection of workers.

“No-one ever died from too much regulation, but the human cost of ‘cutting red tape’ remains intolerable.”

Further information available at: www.gmb.org.uk