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Types of accident most likely to injure

 

Something collapsing/over turning  

 

Struck by moving object  

 

Struck by moving vehicle  

 

Struck against/trapped by object  

 

Manual handling  

 

Slip, trips & falls  

 

Fall from height  

 

Drowning/asphyxiation  

 

Harmful substance  

 

Fire and explosion  

 

Electrical  

 

(The chart has been compiled from UK (HSE) and International data).

 

Comment:

Whilst not an exact representation for every sector and jurisdiction, the above is sufficiently accurate to assist with the key point here. The types of activities that will injure people are amenable to prediction in any workplace; as are those that will kill...Read More.