Glasgow turned out to be the UK’s deadliest place to work with four other Scottish regions in the top ten
Glasgow is the deadliest workplace in the UK, with four other Scottish regions making up the UK top ten.
The study by life insurance specialists, I’m Insured, analyzes the latest Health and Safety Executive (HSE) figures to reveal the percentage of work-related deaths occurring in each region of the UK, as well as in each local authority area.
Data from the report found that workers in Glasgow are more likely to die in the workplace than anywhere else in the country, accounting for 3.44% of all workplace deaths between 2015 and 2020.
Birmingham is the second highest, but is followed by Aberdeenshire in third place at 2.46%, Highland in fourth (2.21%) and Aberdeen fifth (2.09%).
Fife is the tenth deadliest region in the UK for workers, accounting for 0.98% of fatalities during the period.
A spokesperson for the report said: “The report took into account the percentage of work-related deaths that took place between 2015 and 2020 in each local authority area in England, Scotland, Wales and North Ireland.
“During this period, more than 3 in 100 (3.44%) workplace fatalities have occurred in the city, which means Glasgow workers are sadly at higher risk than any other in the country .
Birmingham comes close behind, with 2.58% of workplace fatalities tragically occurring in the Midlands city. Four in five of the highest percentages of fatalities were from Scottish local authorities, with Aberdeenshire, Highland and Aberdeen City after Birmingham. “
The report also shows that men are around five times more likely to die on the job than women, with 83% of UK workplace deaths being men and just 15% being women.
This is more than likely due to industries affected by the deaths, with fewer women in construction and agriculture. 1.75% of deaths cannot be attributed to either sex.
The most dangerous places to work are construction and agriculture, followed by healthcare and then manufacturing.,