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The Most Dangerous Jobs In Ireland Have Been Revealed

By Sarah

January 5, 2017 at 3:56pm

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A total of 44 people were killed in the workplace in 2016, with Ireland's most dangerous work sectors for last year revealed in the latest figures released by the Health and Safety Authority.

Despite the overall number of deaths decrease of 21% compared to a total number of 56 workplace deaths in 2015, the lowest figures since 2009, farming-related deaths have remained high with 21 deaths last year.

Accidents involving vehicles accounted for almost half of all deaths, with the majority (30), of work-related deaths involving males aged 25-65.

With construction deaths also high, it's clear to see which industries are at most risk.

The list in full of deaths by sector is below:

  • Farming - 21
  • Construction - 9
  • Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and personal goods - 2
  • Manufacturing - 2
  • Administrative and support service activities - 2
  • Transportation and storage - 1
  • Human health and social work activities - 1
  • Arts, entertainment and recreation - 1
  • Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities - 1
  • Mining and quarrying - 1 
  • Accommodation and food service activities - 0
  • Information and communication - 0
  • Financial and insurance activities - 0
  • Real estate activities - 0
  • Professional, scientific and technical activities - 0
  • Public administration and defence; compulsory social security - 0
  • Education - 0
  • Other service activities - 0 
  • Electricity; gas, steam and air conditioning supply- 0

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