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Industrial Accidents

Volume 774: debated on Monday 25 November 1968

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she will tabulate the number and classification of industrial accidents for each of the past five years; what representations she has received from the In-

Manufacturing processesConstruction processesDocks, wharves, quays and inland warehousesTotal
1963168,106 (332)28,348 (242)7,815 (36)204,269 (610)
1964217,950 (344)40,491 (271)10,207 (40)268,648 (655)
1965239,158 (358)44,381 (230)10,178 (39)293,717 (627)
1966241,051 (372)45,607 (288)9,952 (41)296,610 (701)
1967247,058 (342)46,475 (197)10,483 (25)304,016 (564)
The figures in brackets show the number of fatalities.
The Reports of the Chief Inspector of Factories also tabulate accidents (1) in relation to primary cause, the sex of persons involved and whether they are young persons or adults; (2) by industry group and primary cause; (3) by incidence per thousand employees, and industry; (4) construction accidents, analysed by occupations; (5) construction accidents, analysed by causes; (6) electrical accidents, analysed by apparatus; (7) electricity accidents, analysed by occupation; (8) number and incidence of all accidents, by districts and (9) accident frequency rates, by industry.On the second part of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the Answer which I gave today to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Eccles (Mr. Carter-Jones).