Mixed results for offshore statistics

One more person died working offshore between April 2000 and May this year
than in the year before, according to the HSE.

The provisional incident and injury figures reported three fatalities in the
period, compared with two in 1999/2000 but a fall in the number of major and
over three day injuries, to 50 from 53 and 176 from 193 respectively.

However, the number of reported dangerous occurrences was higher than in the
previous year – 713 against 647.

The figures come against a backdrop of an increasing number of people
working offshore, with the population rising to 23,330 workers, compared with
19,000 in 1999/2000.


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