The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports that there were 43 fatal injuries to construction workers in 2018/19, as well as 66,000 non-fatal injuries, or 3% of the workforce. The accident rate is second only to agriculture/forestry among all industry sectors. It’s not just accidents. Less well recognized is that construction is a high-risk industry for health issues too. The HSE finds that three times as many working days are lost in the sector due to work-related illness than to injuries.