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    :: Monday, August 01, 2005 ::

    Work Safety in the U.K.: Fatalities Down, Falls from Heights the Biggest Killer - Occupational Hazards
    Callaghan also expressed concern that this year's report shows that falls from height continue to be the most common workplace killer in Great Britain. Falls from height accounted for 24 percent of workplace deaths in 2004-2005 - one in four fatalities - although the number dropped from 68 the previous year to 53.

    'This is a particular concern especially in the construction and services sectors,' Callaghan said. 'The new Work at Height Regulations require planning, competent people and selection of appropriate, maintained equipment - a common sense approach that shouldn't be beyond anyone.'

    Being struck by a moving or falling object, and being struck by a moving vehicle, are the next most common causes of workplace fatalities.
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