Number of workplace-related fatalities in the South-West region has decreased

The number of workplace fatalities in the South-West region has decreased.

The Health and Safety Authority monitors health and safety in workplaces, and is responsible for ensuring that over 2 million workers are protected from work-related injury or illness.

The South-West region, which comprises Cork and Kerry, reported 7 fatalities in 2017 arising from workplace accidents.

This was a reduction of 5 on 2016’s figure of twelve and 6 fewer than 2015’s total of 11.

Nationally, 47 people died from workplace-related incidents in 2017.