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Industrial Health and Safety: Construction

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 23 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people employed in the construction industry in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK have died in the workplace in each year since 1997. (198838)

The following table shows the numbers of reportable fatal injuries to workers in the construction industry. This does not include deaths in the workplace that are unrelated to work activities. The available geographic data do not allow the constituency of Jarrow to be identified.

Fatal injuries to workers in the construction industry1 as reported to all enforcing authorities 1997-98 to 2006-072

South Tyneside3

North East4

Great Britain5

Employees

Self-employed

Employees

Self-employed

Employees

Self-employed

1997-98

2

1

58

22

1998-99

47

18

1999-2000

61

20

2000-01

1

73

32

2001-02

8

60

20

2002-03

1

56

14

2003-04

1

3

1

52

19

2004-05

1

55

14

2005-06

2

1

43

17

2006-07

1

50

27

1 Identified by Standard Industrial Classification 1992 (SIC92) Section F-Construction.

2 Provisional.

3 Identified by local authority code 4520 ‘South Tyneside’.

4 Identified by Government Office Region and includes South Tyneside LA.

5 Includes North East Government Office Region.