§ Mr. Tony Lloyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give the number of staff employed by the Health and Safety Executive employment medical advisory service for the latest date for which figures are available and for every year since 1979; and if he will provide a breakdown by occupation and location.
§ Mr. Nicholls
[holding answer 6 March 1990]: The total numbers from 1979 to 1989 (at 1 June) by occupational group were:
The table gives a breakdown of the nature of accidents which occurred at the tunnelling sites and were reported to the Health and Safety Executive between March 1987 and December 1989 in accordance with the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations:
Nature of Accident Total Number of Accidents Reported1 Contact with moving machinery 15 Struck by object 91 Struck by vehicle 17 Struck against something 11 Handling/Lifting/Carrying 60 Slip/trip/fall on same level 73
Nature of Accident Total Number of Accidents Reported1 Fall from height 40 Collapse or overturning 5 Exposure to harmful substance 9 Contact with electricity or electrical discharge 4 Other 2 1 Provisional