NEARLY 200 people were injured in work-related incidents in Ellesmere Port and Neston last year.

Latest figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) revealed an injury toll of 2,929 across the county, of which five were fatal.

That amounts to an average of 56 incidents every week. The total number of people sustaining injury in the borough was 190, although nobody was killed.

Across the region, 19,135 people were injured in the workplace with 28 of those resulting in death.

David Sowerby, the HSE's North West operations manager, said: “Behind these statistics are cases of real suffering and, for some, hardship through loss of income.

“We are asking that businesses take practical action to manage the risks people face in their day-to-day work.”