HC Deb 31 July 1984 vol 65 c164W
Mr. Skinner

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons were (a) killed and (b) injured in demolition accidents on construction sides in 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 and the first quarter of 1984.

Mr. Gummer

The available information is as follows:

Persons killed on demolition sites† Demolition workers injured‡
Year Total Employees
1980 20 198
1981 21 186
1982 17 *227
1983 *20 n.a.║
* Provisional
† Fatalities resulting from demolition work on building operations and works of engineering construction reported to HSE.
‡ Injuries leading to more than three days off work. For 1980, includes all reported to HSE, for 1981 and 1982 all employees claiming industrial injury benefit.
║ Comparable figures for 1983 do not exist as the Social Security and Housing Benefits Act changed the basis for claiming industrial injury benefit.

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