Injuries at work down

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FIGURES have been released showing the number of people seriously injured at work in Erewash.

For the year 2010/2011 there were 36 major injuries and 107 ‘three day injuries’ at workplaces across the borough.

The Health and Safety Executive also said that four people were killed at work in the county but there were no deaths in Erewash.

Figures for the borough bucked the national trend and fell, in 2009/2010 there were 45 major injuries and 148 ‘three-day injuries.’

Rosi Edwards, HSE regional director in the East Midlands, said: “The families of the four workers in Derbyshire who lost their lives last year had to face Christmas without them. Hundreds of other workers have had their lives changed forever by a major injury.

“These statistics highlight why we need good health and safety in workplaces.”