§ Mr. Oppenheim
The following table shows the number of workplace incidents in the United Kingdom, as reported to enforcement authorities, which resulted in death from chemical poisoning:229W
Year (Commencing 1 April Number of Incidents Number of Fatalities 1988–89 13 13 1989–90 7 8 1990–91 14 18 1991–92 11 12 1992–93 7 8
These figures do not include deaths as a result of long-term exposure to chemicals, deaths arising from chemical poisoning reported to Her Majesty's inspectorate of mines, nor to local authorities in Great Britain for which figures are not readily available. Chemical poisoning is defined as exposure to, or asphyxiation by, chemicals and fumes, including natural fumes such as methane in sewers.