Figures released this week by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that fewer people died from workplace injuries in 2008/09 in London compared with the previous year.
In the period 2008/09 20 workers on the capital were fatally injured at work compared with 26 workers in the previous year.
The Executive prosecuted 58 offences in 2008/09, 50 of which led to a conviction. In the same year, there were 35 offences prosecuted by local authorities in London, 29 of which led to a conviction.
Stephen Williams, Director of Field Operations Division London, said: “It is really encouraging to see these improvements in the numbers of deaths and injuries, and to see that London is below the national prevalence rate for perceived workplace illness.
“Protecting people from harm caused by work remains important irrespective of the economic climate.”