The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published its work-related health and safety statistics in Great Britain for 2016.

Key figures from the summary release include:

1.3 million working people suffering from a work-related illness

2,515 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2014)

144 workers killed at work

72,702 other injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR

621,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey

30.4 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury

£14.1 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions (2014/15).