# Health and Safety Authority

This year
Significant increase in number of work-related deaths last year compared to 2022
43 people lost their lives in work-related incidents in 2023 compared to 28 the previous year.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing accounted for 20 fatalities, with farming accounting for 16 of these fatalities.
HSA Assistant Chief Executive Mark Cullen told The Journal that fatalities in the agriculture and construction sectors remain "stubbornly high".
Last year
Man in his 60 dies following workplace accident in Co Wicklow
Man, 20s, dies after fall from truck while working in Co Carlow
Two farmers fined for health and safety breaches that led to death of a man on farm
Engineering company fined €750,000 over death of worker after he fell 24 metres
All time
2022 saw lowest number of work-related fatalities in 30 years
HSE fined €23,000 over attack on nurses by a patient
Woman (60s) killed in Laois farm accident
Lowest number of work-related fatalities since records began reported in 2021
Two companies facing trial following deaths of bridge workers
Meat plant inspections find lack of social distancing, ill-fitted masks, and asbestos
State body that enforces Covid-19 guidelines in workplaces has issued 54 prohibition notices in last six weeks
Safety expert: 'Some businesses are using return-to-work plans as a fig leaf - they're not sure what it's meant to do'
A €20m budget and just 67 field inspectors: Is the HSA up to the task of policing the Covid reopening?
Man dies in suspected workplace accident at Kildare meat processing plant
Safety watchdog to carry out inspection 'blitz' on construction sites nationwide
Man (60s) dies in workplace accident after falling from height at Dublin 4 building
HSA to carry out safety inspection blitz on quarries
39 people died in workplace incidents last year, with 17 deaths caused by vehicles
Man (50s) dies in workplace accident in west Cork
37 people were killed in work-related accidents in 2018
Investigation launched into sudden death of man (40s) in dockland workplace incident
Two people injured in chemical incident at laboratory in Waterford
Investigation launched after man (50s) dies in farming accident in Mayo
Man dies suddenly in workplace incident at Dublin Port
Man dies after falling from roof at Monaghan hotel
Man in his 70s dies after being struck by teleporter at Meath farm
47 people died in workplace accidents last year (and 14 of them were elderly farmers)
Waterways Ireland employee killed while carrying out work near canal in Leitrim
Laois man dies after being struck by large fuse box at St Patrick's University Hospital
Company fined €125k after employee has four fingers amputated
Watchdog to target discount and hardware stores for banned hazardous chemicals
Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland
Baby boy (1) dies on farm in Kilkenny
Some simple steps can make the most dangerous job in Ireland a little safer
"When I woke up I couldn't move arms, legs - so I had to start from scratch again"
Construction company hit with €250,000 fine for safety breach that killed two
Farmer (65) dies while working on his tractor in Co Kerry
Tributes to "good natured young fella" who died in Cork welding explosion
Galway fisherman dies after becoming overcome by fumes on trawler