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Industrial Accidents

Volume 173: debated on Thursday 24 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give for the last year for which figures are available for the age groups (a) below 19 years, (b) 20 to 29 years, (c) 30 to 39 years, (d) 40 to 49 years and (e) over 50 years information regarding industrial accidents on (i) the number of people injured or killed, (ii) the number of deaths and injuries per 1,000 people in each age group and (iii) the ratio of deaths to injuries in each age group.

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many deaths due to industrial accidents occurred on each day of the week, in the last year for which figures are available.

The available information for the year beginning 1 April 1988 is provided in the table:

Fatal injuries resulting from work activity reported1 to enforcing authorities2
Day of weekNumbers
1Fatal injuries to employees, self-employed persons and non-employed persons injured as a result of work activity as reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, 1985.
2 Includes injuries reported to all HSC/E enforcing authorities.
3 Includes the 167 fatalities of the Piper Alpha disaster. Without
Piper Alpha the figure would be 95.