In the last year, there has been a 70 per cent increase in the number of fatal workplace accidents in Scotland, according to recent figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
In a landmark ruling, two cyclists who were left injured after crossing the tram tracks in Scotland's capital have been awarded damages of an undisclosed amount.
Despite a 10 per cent drop in the total number of crashes where people were injured or killed, there was a rise in the number of deaths in road accidents across Scotland; from 145 in 2017 to 160 in 2018, according to recent statistics.
Ian McDonald, who had to have his right hand amputated following a training exercise in 2014, has now received £1.5 million in compensation.
In order to make cycling safer, the Scottish Government has been urged by campaigners to pass legislation that reduces the speed limit from 30 to 20mph in residential streets.