HL Deb 27 March 2002 vol 633 cc60-1WA
Lord Hogg of Cumbernauld

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many fatal accidents have occurred on oil installations operating under the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom. [HL3307]

Lord Falconer of Thoroton

Since the Offshore Division (OSD) of the Health and Safety Executive was established in 1991 there have been 39 fatal injuries at all offshore installations operating on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS). Of this total, in the period 1996–97 to 2001–02, 11 fatal injuries occurred on offshore production and drilling installations. Included in this provisional figure for April 2001 to 31 March 2002 are three fatal injuries.