Latest Workplace Fatalities in 2022

According to the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) latest Fatal Workplace Injuries figures report, as of September 16th, a total of 18 people have unfortunately been killed in accidents at work during 2022.

10 of these fatalities (or 55%) were in Agriculture, forestry and fishing sector, more specifically, the “Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities industries”. 4 of these fatalities (or 22%) have been in the Construction sector. While there has been one fatality in each of the following sectors;

  • Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
  • Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and personal goods
  • Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
  • Education sector

2021 saw a total of 38 reported fatal workplace injuries, a 29% decrease from 2020. This reduction is thought to be partly attributed to the impact of COVID-19 on the Irish economy, though some sectors, such as Agriculture remained relatively unimpacted by the pandemic.

Previous full year figures, the number of workplace fatalities were as follows;

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