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Fewer workplace injuries recorded

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One of the few increases in 2008 was falls from height

Work-related accidents in Guernsey have fallen by about 10% in the past year, according to a report.

The 2008 figures, released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), are for accidents involving injury which result in more than three days absence.

There were 394 accidents - down from 436 the previous year, and the lowest since 2002. There were no fatalities.

Most of the reported accidents (178) involved injuries sustained while handling, lifting or carrying.

The HSE said accidents in the workplace cost financially and emotionally. Most injuries, some of which could last a lifetime, were easily prevented or avoided, it said.

The biggest rise was in the number of falls from height, which increased from 17 to 39.

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