New figures have revealed that more than 150 injuries in the workplace were reported in Carlisle across the past year.

Figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that in the year 2019 to 2020, a total of 154 non-fatal accidents were reported to the official body.

This is a drop of 17 in comparison to the previous year.

One fatal injury was also sustained in the past year.

Forty of the injuries sustained in Carlisle were particularly serious, including serious burns, amputations, loss of sight or fractures to bones excluding the fingers and toes.

Across England, 55,746 injuries at work were reported to the HSE, 4,166 fewer than the previous year.

However, the HSE has stated it is concerned that many injuries sustained in the workplace are going unreported.

By conducting a household survey, the organisation estimates that across the year 2019 to 2020 roughly 693,000 workers in Great Britain received a non-fatal injury.

Sarah Newton, chairman of the HSE, said: “HSE remains committed to taking action where workers are not protected, to ensure the guidance and assistance we provide for employers in managing risks is the best available, based on the latest evidence and science.

“Although Great Britain continues to be up there with the safest places in the world to work, these figures highlight the scale of the challenge HSE currently faces in making Britain an even healthier and safer place to work, this includes our role in the response to the pandemic to ensure workplaces are Covid secure.”

Statistics from the HSE also provide a breakdown of injuries sustained by workers in Allerdale and Copeland.

A total of 94 non-fatal injuries in Allerdale were reported to the body, as well as one fatal injury.

This represents a fall of reported incidents in comparison with the previous year.

Twenty eight of these injuries were particularly serious, such as a serious burn, amputation or fracture.

In Copeland, the figures increased in comparison with the previous year - 77 non-fatal injuries, a rise of 13. Eighteen of these injuries were particularly serious.

The rate of injury per 100,000 was higher than the north west average in the past year for Carlisle and Allerdale, but lower than the regional average in Copeland.