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Accidents (Electrical Equipment)

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fatalities there were in each of the last five years owing to home accidents caused by use or misuse of electrical equipment and electrical installations. (98144)

I have been asked to reply.

The numbers of fatalities over the last five years are shown in the following table.

Fatalities due to home accidents in Great Britain caused by use or misuse of electrical equipment and electrical installations

Number of home accidents

2001-02 (1 April 2001 to 31 March 2002)

4

2002-03 (1 April 2002 to 31 March 2003)

5

2003-04 (1 April 2003 to 31 March 2004)

3

2004-05 (1 April 2004 to 31 March 2005)

10

2005-06 (1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006)

13