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In Scotland 20 people were killed at work this year, including one fatality in the Scottish Borders, six deaths more than in the previous year.
In addition 46 workers in the Borders sustained a major injury, and there were 77 major injuries in Dumfries and Galloway.
Employers are being asked to take a closer look at the risks affecting their workers, as new figures show the number of deaths at work has risen.
Six people from Cumbria died at work last year and 215 people suffered major injuries, compared to five deaths and 219 major injuries in the previous year.
A further 794 workers were forced to take at least three days off, as a result of injuries.
The Health and Safety Executive has raised concerns over safety provisions at work, after overall figures for the UK failed to show a significant fall.
On average, six in every million workers were killed at work between April 2011 and March 2012.
High-risk industries include construction, which had 49 deaths last year, agriculture with 33 deaths and manufacturing with 31 deaths.