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Vehicles (Accidents)

Volume 126: debated on Monday 1 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many people at work have been (a) killed and (b) injured off the highway by vehicles reversing; figures for each of the last five years for which they are available.

The table gives the available information for deaths of employees at work struck by reversing vehicles. The deaths are those reported under the reporting regulations for accidents at work (see note 1). Accidents reportable under the Road Traffic Act 1972 are excluded.Information for non-fatal injuries could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Reported deaths of employees, resulting from vehicles reversing1 (not on the highway)
Great Britain
Number
198216
19838
198413
19856
1986 January to March4
1986–8727

1 Including only accidents in which injury resulted from person being struck by the vehicle and reported to HM Factory, Agriculture, Explosives and Mines & Quarries Inspectorate, under the Notification of Accidents and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1980 (for 1982 to March 1986) and under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (1986–87).

2 Provisional data for year commencing 1 April.

Reported occupational injuries to employees, resulting from vehicles etc

1

(not on the highway) Great Britain

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986 Jan-March

1986–87

2

(a) deaths caused by:

1. industrial & site vehicles and field machines13131518711
2. transport for public roads27202918324

(b) Reported major injuries3 caused by:

1. industrial & site vehicles and field machines13414216017039260
2. transport for public roads8094679016171
Reported "over 3 day injuries"4 caused by:
1. industrial & site vehicles and field machines2,4891,235
2. transport for public roads1,197575

1 including only accidents reported to Her Majesty's Factory, Agriculture, Explosives, Mines & Quarries Inspectorate in which injury resulted from person being struck by the vehicle.

2 provisional data for year commencing 1 April.

3 for 1982 to March 1986, as defined in the Notification of Accidents and Dangerous Occurrencies Regulations (NADOR) 1980; for 1986–87 the definition is wider as given in the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, (RIDDOR) 1985.

4 for 1982 those leading to claims for industrial injury benefit notified to HSE by DHSS. This source was effectively abolished in 1983. From 1 April 1986 injuries reported directly to HSE under RIDDOR, not comparable with data from earlier period. These data for "over 3 day injuries" exclude reports to the Mines and Quarries Inspectorate.