Data from the HSE has shown that deaths due to work activities in 2013/14 was 133, which is equal to a rate of fatal injury of 0.44 deaths per 100 000 workers. This represents a fall of about 20% over the average rate over the past 5 years of 0.56 deaths per 100 000 workers.
The UK rate of 0.44 is low end when compared with other countries. The EU rate is 1.39 and France is 2.74 deaths per 100 000 workers.
By industry, agriculture has the highest rate, but recycling comes next, ahead of construction.
See full report from HSE: http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/pdf/fatalinjuries.pdf