HC Deb 15 June 1972 vol 838 c391W
Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of industrial injuries in 1971 was in relation to the hands and feet, respectively.

Mr. Dudley Smith

It is estimated that, of the accidents notified under the Factories Act, 27 per cent. involved injuries to hands and 14 per cent. to feet.

Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will set out in the Official Report a breakdown of categories of industrial injuries and deaths occurring during 1971 under the heading of each set of regulations made under the Factories Act.

Mr. Dudley Smith

There were 525 fatal accidents in 1971 notified under the Factories Act. It appeared on investigation that the following Codes of Regulations were relevant to the numbers of cases specified:

The Abrasive Wheels Regulations, 1970—2.

The Construction (General Provisions) Regulations, 1961—46.

Construction (Lifting Operations) Regulations, 1961—14.

Construction (Working Places) Regulations, 1966—44.

The Diving Operations Special Regulations, 1960—1.

Electricity (Factories Act) Special Regulations, 1908 and 1944—13.

The Locomotives and Waggons (Used on Lines and Sidings) Regulations, 1906—2.

The Shipbuilding and Ship-Repairing Regulations, 1960—3.

The Woodworking Machinery Special Regulations, 1922 to 1945—1.

Information about other injuries is not available.