Workplace accident statistics

THERE was one fatal workplace accident in Angus in 2010/11, according to the Health and Safety Executive.

In addition there were 42 major injuries and 109 injuries which required three or more days off work for recovery.

A total of 171 people were killed at work in Great Britain last year, compared to 147 deaths during 2009/10.

More than 24,700 workers also suffered a major injury in 2010/11.

Dr Paul Stollard, HSE director in Scotland said: “Employers should spend their time tackling the real dangers that workers face, rather than worrying about trivial risks of pointless paperwork.”