Slips and Trips in Workplace 'Shatter Lives' Accidents Hit 571 Staff across N.Wales in Year

Daily Post (Liverpool, England), February 15, 2010 | Go to article overview

Slips and Trips in Workplace 'Shatter Lives' Accidents Hit 571 Staff across N.Wales in Year


Byline: MARTIN WILLIAMS

SLIPS, trips and falls in the workplace resulted in almost 600 workers in North Wales suffering major injuries or ailments requiring more than three days off work.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) revealed the 2009 figure as it launched a hard-hitting campaign, Shattered Lives.

In total, 571 employees in this region, and a staggering 2,520 across the whole of Wales, had days off because of accidents in their place of work.

Of those, 193 were in Flintshire, compared to 45 on Anglesey, 64 in Denbighshire, 66 in Conwy, 97 in Wrexham, and 106 in Gwynedd.

HSE figures show that slips and trips are the most common cause of major workplace injury in Britain and cost society an estimated pounds 800 million each year. More workplace deaths are triggered by falls from height than any other cause, according to the statistics.

In Wales, there were 880 major injuries to workers, as well as 1,640 people having to take over three days off work.

The tragic human cost over the last year included 40 lives lost.

The HSE said these huge costs come at a time when both businesses and individuals are struggling financially following the recent recession.

In response, they are launching a new phase of its Shattered Lives campaign - which began with asbestos poisoning last autumn - aimed at reducing accidents in the workplace.

HSE Director Wales, Terry Rose, told the Daily Post the appeal is of vital importance.

"These figures highlight the very real and serious nature of preventable slip, trip and fall incidents in the workplace," he said. "They might sound funny but they shatter the lives of thousands of workers ever year. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Slips and Trips in Workplace 'Shatter Lives' Accidents Hit 571 Staff across N.Wales in Year
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.