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Nuclear Installations (Accident Statistics)

Volume 977: debated on Thursday 31 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many employees have been killed or injured while engaged in nuclear installations in each year from 1959 until the present.

[pursuant to his reply, 15 January 1980, c. 591]; The following is the information requested. There have been no reported injuries from nuclear causes.

ACCIDENTS AT NUCLEAR INSTALLATIONS, 1959–1979
Fatal InjuriesAll Injuries (including fatal)
1959
19601
1961
19621
19631
1964
19651390
1966.
1967440
1968472
1969
1970380
1971406
1972391
19731369
1974382
19751510
19761624
19771600
19781653
1979651

Notes:

  • 1. The figures relate to operators' employees at sites operated by the Central Electricity Generating Board, the South of Scotland Electricity Board, British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. and establishments of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority concerned with nuclear research and development. The injuries included are those resulting in more than three days absence from normal work.
  • 2. The accident figures for 1973 and earlier years include figures for some establishments relating to financial years.
  • …= Not available (for all installations).