HC Deb 23 July 1959 vol 609 cc163-4W
131. Mr. Holt

asked the Paymaster-General how many civilians, other than workmen engaged on the erection or repair of electricity cables, suffer death or injury each year by coming in contact with electricity supply lines.

Sir I. Horobin

The number of persons involved in accidents of this kind in recent years has averaged a little under fifty, of which about one in four has suffered fatal injuries. The great majority of these accidents have been caused by mobile equipment, such as cranes or elevators, touching overhead electric lines.

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