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Official figures reveal drop in reported injuries in catering and hotel sector

30 June 2008
Official figures reveal drop in reported injuries in catering and hotel sector

The number of reported major injuries to employees in the hotel and catering sector fell in 2006/7, the first annual decrease since 2001/2, official figures have revealed.

More than half (52%) of major injuries to employees in hotels and catering were as a result of slips or trips, while handling, lifting or carrying accounted for 15%

The HSE also revealed that there were four fatalities to workers in the hotel and catering sectors in 2006/07, compared with three fatalities in 2004/05 and 2005/06.

Earlier this year, the HSE released statistics which showed that slips, trips and falls in the hospitality industry cost society £31m last year.

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By Daniel Thomas

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