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Accidents

Volume 892: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many men and how many women have been killed and how many have been injured in accidents at work for each of the last five periods of 12 months for which records are available.

I am informed by the Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission that, in the current absence of a comprehensive set of statistics relating to accidents at work, the following information is relevant. Fatal accidents to employees in employment notified to, or coming to the notice of, various authorities amounted to:

MalesFemales
19691,06110
197098912
197189921
19728566
197388511
Non-fatal accidents to employees in employment as indicated by successful injury benefit claims resulting from fresh accidents:

Males (Thousands)Females (Thousands)
1968–6971687
1969–7071086
1970–71*61273
1971–7255666
1972–7356268
Years start on the first Monday 1970–71

* covers 53 weeks.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many window cleaners have been killed and how many have been reported injured at work, during each of the last five years for which records are available.

The Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission informs me that the information relating to window cleaners is not available.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many installers and erectors of industrial plant have been killed and how many have been reported injured at work, during each of the last five years for which records are available.

The Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission informs me that this information is not available.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many building workers have been killed and how many have been reported injured at work, during each of the last five years for which records are available.

I am informed by the Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission that the numbers of notifications to Her Majesty's Factory Inspectorate in respect of employees engaged in building operations (with included fatalities in brackets) were:—

197030,938 (138)
197126,683 (144)
197227,524 (132)
197327,991 (148)
197425,867*(113)
* The 1974 total is provisional.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many workers on the construction of bridges have been killed and how many have been reported injured at work, during each of the last five years for which records are available.

I am informed by the Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission that numbers of notifications to Her Majesty's Factory in June: Inspectorate in respect of employees in works of engineering construction on bridges, viaducts and aqueducts, excluding tunnelling (with included fatalities in brackets) were:

1970600 (7)
1971408 (2)
1972294 (4)
1973342 (3)
1974*371 (5)
* Figures for 1974 are provisional.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many workers on the construction of homes have been killed and how many have been reported injured at work, during each of the last five years for which records are available.

The Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission informs me that this information is not available.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many workers on the construction of housing have been killed and how many have been reported injured at work, during each of the last five years for which records are available.

I am informed by the Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission that the numbers of notifications to Her Majesty's Factory Inspectorate in respect of employees engaged in the construction of dwelling houses and flats (with included fatalities in brackets) were:

19708,203 (24)
19716,521 (21)
19726,945 (26)
19737,092 (23)
1974*6,204 (20)
* Figures for 1974 are provisional.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many workers on the construction of factories have been killed and how many have been reported injured at work, during each of the last five years for which records are available.

I am informed by the Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission that the numbers of notifications to Her Majesty's Inspectorate in respect of employees engaged in the construction of industrial buildings (with included fatalities in brackets) were:

19707,708 (39)
19715,954 (43)
19725,216 (38)
19734,730 (41)
1974*4,703 (25)
* Figures for 1974 are provisional.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many truck, lorry and van drivers have been killed and how many have been reported injured at work, during each of the last five years for which records are available.

The Chairman of the Safety Commission informs me that the information relating to truck, lorry and van drivers is not available.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many taxi drivers have been killed and how many have been reported injured at work, during each of the last five years for which records are available.

The Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission informs me that the information relating to taxi drivers is not available.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many engineers have been killed and how many have been reported injured at work during each of the last five years for which records are available.

I am informed by the Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission that information relating to engineers as an occupation is not available. However, accidents to all employees in the general engineering processes notified to Her Majesty's Factory Inspectorate (with included fatalities in brackets) were:

197090,543 (98)
197181,478 (94)
197275,909 (91)
197379,867 (104)
1974*76,697 (85)
* Figures for 1974 are provisional.