HC Deb 30 January 1941 vol 368 c699W
Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Minister of Transport the number of fatal and non-fatal accidents to railway employés in this country for 1938, 1939 and 1940, giving, if possible, the percentages of accidents to the number employed?

Lieut.-Colonel Moore-Brabazon

The number of casualties to railway servants which the companies are required to report to me are set out below:

Year. Number employed. Killed. Injured.
1938 608,719 (Mar.) 239 16,534
1939 589,880 (Mar.) 257 11,526
1940 585,072 284 1,947

On 1st September, 1939, the companies were relieved of the obligation to report cases of minor injury, so that the figures of injured for the three years are not comparable. These figures do not include casualties due directly to enemy action.