Construction Industry Accident Figures

Work-related fatality figures for 2022/23 released
In the last year, 135 workers were killed in work-related incidents across all industries in Great Britain.
HSE’s annual data release covers the period from April 2022 to March 2023.


The total of 135 worker deaths in 2022/23 is higher than the previous year (123) but is in line with pre-pandemic levels.


The industry-wide figure includes 45 fatal injuries to workers in the construction industry, an increase of 16 from the previous year total (29). The 5-year average for fatal injuries in construction is 37.

Find out more in our press release
Learn more about the figures on our website
HSE has also published the annual figures for Mesothelioma (.pdf) – a cancer caused by past exposure to asbestos – 2,268 people died from the disease in 2021.

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