|Traditionally retail is not viewed as a high-risk sector and it is not specifically targeted specifically in any Health and Safety Authority compliance inspection programmes.
The retail sector comes under NACE category G, "Wholesale/ retail trade; repair of vehicles, personal and household goods". This sector recorded three fatalities in 2006, making it the fifth largest sector for fatalities that year.
Two of these accidents particularly related to construction activities. The accident triggers were a) fall from a height, b) loss of control of a machine and c) other. One accident involved a member of the public, and one worker fatality was to a non-Irish national (other EU).
There were four fatalities in 2003, four in 2004, and eight in 2005.