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# hsa

Last year
2022
# Health and Safety
2022 saw lowest number of work-related fatalities in 30 years
Provisional data shows that the leading cause was falling from a height.
# Bruree
Man dead after fall from roof of farm building in Co Limerick
It is understood the man was carrying out repair works to the roof of a shed when he fell about 30 feet.
# Bailieboro
Man (50s) dies in workplace accident in Co Cavan
The Health and Safety Authority has launched an investigation into the incident.
# Health and Safety
Workplace deaths in 2021 fell to lowest recorded level
A significant amount of serious injuries and deaths occur in older, self-employed men involved in manual work
# Tullamore
Boy (6) dies following 'tragic accident' in swimming pool at Offaly hotel
The Tullamore Court Hotel said it was with “great sadness” that they were informed that the boy died.
# Navan
HSE fined €23,000 over attack on nurses by a patient
The HSE pleaded guilty to four breaches of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 at Trim Circuit Court.
All time
# Workplace accidents
Lowest number of work-related fatalities since records began reported in 2021
Construction sites were the most dangerous workplace for 2021, with 10 deaths reported.
# Rathcoole
Man (30s) dies in workplace incident in Dublin
The incident occurred at approximately 6.45am.
# covid pass
75% of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs 'fully compliant' with rules over Bank Holiday weekend
HSE officers inspected 500 premises, while HSA inspectors carried out 123 inspections.
# doonaha
Man (30s) dies in workplace accident in Clare
It’s understood the man was working on a construction project on a local farm when the tragedy occurred.
# meat plants
Meat plant inspections find lack of social distancing, ill-fitted masks, and asbestos
Inspections of meat processing plants by the Health and Safety Authority have raised a range of concerns.
# employer liability
Documents show government unease at campaign to designate Covid-19 an 'occupational illness'
The Department of Business expressed concern about the liability for the State and businesses.
# hsa
Witness appeal after man is killed while carrying out roadworks in Kerry
The man, aged in his 40s, died on Tuesday.
# meat plants
Around 20% of meat plant workers are covered by sick pay, according to an industry spokesperson
Meat industry representatives appeared before the special Dáil committee on Covid this afternoon.
# hsa
State body that enforces Covid-19 guidelines in workplaces has issued 54 prohibition notices in last six weeks
Covid-19 inspectors from the HSA have inspected over 1,500 workplaces since mid-June.
# INspections
A €20m budget and just 67 field inspectors: Is the HSA up to the task of policing the Covid reopening?
Success in re-opening in Ireland is relying on community transmission of Covid-19 not to rise sharply again.
# Kildare
Man dies in suspected workplace accident at Kildare meat processing plant
Gardaí and the HSA are investigating the circumstances of the incident.
# Gardaí
Young girl dies following farming accident in Donegal
Gardai in Carndonagh are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.
# Covid-19
Handshakes and sharing cups banned: How Irish businesses will operate once they reopen
The HSA can order a business to shut down operations if it doesn’t comply with the measures.
# protection
Concern over how physical distancing in workplaces will be 'policed' once restrictions are eased
Unions are monitoring the situation but they say enforcement resources need to be increased.
# Mooghna Lough
Teenage boy dies following farming incident involving overturned tractor in Clare
It’s understood the boy was travelling alone in the tractor at the time.
# Workplace accidents
Construction deaths more than doubled last year with falls from heights being the leading cause
Overall, 46 people died in workplace accidents in 2019 and agriculture remains the most dangerous sector in which to work.
# Health and Safety
Safety watchdog to carry out inspection 'blitz' on construction sites nationwide
So far this year, there have been six reported construction-related deaths.
# Retirement
'It's not a burden, it's an opportunity': One fifth of Irish workforce aged 55 and over
Research has also revealed workers between the age of 55 and 64 are almost twice as likely than younger workers to experience a workplace fatality.
# workplace safety
HSA to carry out safety inspection blitz on quarries
More than 50 quarries across the country will be inspected next week.
# hsa
39 people died in workplace incidents last year, with 17 deaths caused by vehicles
The HSA launched it annual report for 2018 today.
# Workplace accident
Call for immediate action to prevent further deaths after worker dies in Dublin's North Docks
Seven workers have died at ports and docks around Ireland in the last two years.
# hsa
40% drop in the number of site accidents in the construction industry this year
There have been 166 incidents recorded up to June 2019 – two of which were fatal.
# enniskeane
Man (50s) dies in workplace accident in west Cork
His body currently remains at the scene and the Health and Safety Authority have been notified.
# fined
Company fined €500,000 after fatal accident at Mayo quarry
Joseph Harrington was fatally injured when he fell into an inadequately guarded stone crusher at the quarry.
# Farm accidents
'I ran as hard as I could, she charged after me': Farmer attacked by cow speaks about farm safety
Brendan McLoughlin told his story as the HSA launched its farm safety inspection campaign.
# Cooraclare
Man dies following farming accident in Clare
The accident happened near the village of Cooraclare in the west of the county.
# Fall
Man dies in workplace accident at Dublin Airport
Gardaí, the Health and Safety Authority and Dublin Airport authorities are investigating the circumstances of the incident.
# southbank quay
Investigation launched into sudden death of man (40s) in dockland workplace incident
Calls have been made for better protection and safety protocols for all dock and port workers.
# sanofi
Two people injured in chemical incident at laboratory in Waterford
The incident happened in a laboratory at the Sanofi Waterford site at around 11.20am.
# Listowel
Man in his 90s killed in Kerry farm accident
It is understood the accident involved a tractor and machinery.
# farm safety
'I just remember the tractor wheel going over me': How an accident changed a child's life in seconds
Kerrie Leonard was left paralysed after an accident on her family’s farm.
# Threemilehouse
Man in his 70s dies after falling into slurry pit in Co Monaghan
Garda and HSA investigations are under way.
# Clogher
Investigation launched after man (50s) dies in farming accident in Mayo
It is understood that the man may have fallen under a trailer while collecting bales when the accident occurred.
# Health and Safety
Man dies suddenly in workplace incident at Dublin Port
Gardaí are investigating the death of the man.