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British Rail

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) British Rail staff and (b) contractors' staff have been killed in the course of their duties in each of the past five years.

The Health and Safety Executive's railway inspectorate maintains records of railways accidents and casualties. However, its records do not differentiate between railway operator and contractors' staff, nor do they readily differentiate between railway operators.Fatalities in respect of railway and contractors' staff for the latest available five-year period are:

Number
198716
198816
198918
199022
1 1991–9217

1 The 1991–92 period runs from April 1991 to March 1992. There were five fatalities in the first three months of 1991.