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Yts Fatalities

Volume 205: debated on Monday 9 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the date of, cause of and compensation paid in each fatality on a youth training scheme since 1979, or latest convenient date.

The information on dates and causes of fatalities is in the table.The Employment Department does not pay damages in compensation to families of trainees fatally injured on YT, or the former YTS. However, training providers are contractually obliged to obtain insurance to cover any claims to compensation or damages. Payments made by either insurance companies or YT training providers are a private matter between them and the trainees' families. The Employment Department is not informed of these settlements.

Cause of fatalityDate
Lorry hit horse, trainee run over27 June 1983
Trainee fell down disused mine shaft7 September 1983
Trapped under fork lift truck12 October 1983
Crushed by reversing tractor1 February 1984

Cause of fatality


Road Traffic Accident27 July 1984
Motorcycle accident22 August 1984
Dumper truck overturned into stream24 September 1984
Shock to lungs caused by burning28 January 1985
Traumatic asphyxiation26 February 1985
Electrocution29 July 1985
Road Traffic Accident20 August 1985
Road Traffic Accident7 May 1986
Fall from ladder12 May 1986
Road Traffic Accident30 June 1986
Trapped whilst loading lorry3 October 1986
Trapped whilst directing vehicle11 November 1986
Electrocution26 November 1986
Road Traffic Accident22 December 1986
Trapped in farm silo4 March 1987
Hit by girder carried on fork lift truck18 March 1987
Road Traffic Accident13 April 1987
Trapped under wheels of tractor17 August 1987
Trapped under worktops23 October 1987
Trapped between tractor and building16 November 1987
Trapped in silage machine14 December 1987
Knocked down by motorcycle12 January 1988
Drowned at sea14 January 1988
Killed in explosion5 August 1988
Fall from ladder15 August 1988
Digger bucket collapsed on trainee18 August 1988
Road Traffic Accident14 September 1988
Road Traffic Accident5 October 1988
Road Traffic Accident2 November 1988
Acetate caught fire2 November 1988
Electrocution3 March 1989
Fell through roof opening19 April 1989
Trapped in fire18 May 1989
Road Traffic Accident1 December 1989
Crushed by dumper truck17 January 1990
Decapitation at sea1 October 1990
Caught in explosion18 January 1991
Hit by car21 March 1991
Found in building on fire21 March 1991
Hit by speeding motorcycle19 September 1991