Fatal Workplace Injuries

Department/Agency

Health and Safety Authority (HSA)

Key information

Number and rates of fatal accidents by economic sector, employment status, age, nationality, county and accident trigger.

Contact

wcu@hsa.ie

Source

Health and Safety Authority records.

Scope

All fatal accidents in the workplace, including non-worker fatalities. Road traffic fatalities are excluded.

Frequency

Annual

Reference period

Calendar year

Start date

2002

Timeliness

Typically 6 months after the end of the reference year

Classifications

  • Economic sector (NACE Revision 2)
    Agriculture, hunting and forestry; Fishing; Mining and quarrying; Manufacturing; Electricity, gas, water; Construction; Wholesale/retail trade; repair of goods; Hotels and restaurants; Transport, storage and communication; Financial intermediation; Real estate, renting, business; Public Administration, Defence; Education; Health, social work; Other community, social and personal services.
  • Employment status
    Employee; Self-employed; Family worker; Non-worker.
  • Age
    0-17 years; 18-24; 25-34; 35-44; 45-54; 55-64; 65+ years; Age unknown.
  • Nationality
    Irish; Other EU; Non-EU.
  • County
    The 26 geographic counties.
  • Accident trigger
    Fall from height; Fall, collapse or breakage of material; Loss of control of machine; Loss of control of road traffic transport; Loss of control of animal; Person entered inappropriate area; Lifting or carrying.

Theme

People and Society - Health

Page Created

2007-12-01

Page Modified

2017-05-08

Keywords

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