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Road Works: Injuries

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people working on roadworks have been (a) killed and (b) seriously injured in each of the last five years. (250929)

The following table gives the numbers of fatal accidents and major injuries that have occurred to those working on the Highways Agency’s road network in the last five years. There have been no further accidents of these types this year.

Fatal accidents

Major injury accidents

Total accidents

2004

1

17

18

2005

5

12

17

2006

2

21

23

2007

0

14

14

2008

1

12

14

Total

10

76

86

Information on road worker casualties on roads that are the responsibility of local highways authorities is not collected by the Department for Transport.