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Accidents At Electricity Generating Installations

Volume 416: debated on Monday 19 January 1981

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asked Her Majesty's Government:How many fatalities and serious injuries have been reported to the Secretary of State for Energy over the last 10 years related to different types of electricity generating installations, indicating the ratio of such occurences to the total amount of energy passed into the national grid.

The total number of deaths and injuries occurring at electricity generating installations in England and Wales which have been reported to my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Energy over the 10 years to 31st March 1980 are 92 and 201 respectively, and the ratios of such occurrences to the Board's total electricity output in the same period are 1 per 23 thousand GW hours and 1 per 10 thousand GW hours respectively. Information on the distribution of such occurrences between different types of generating installations is not readily available.