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Industrial Injuries

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of David Crausby David Crausby Labour, Bolton North East

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many workplace injuries where exposure to high temperatures was a contributory factor were reported to the Health and Safety Executive in each of the last six years.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

A total of 209 injuries have been reported to the Health and Safety Executive where exposure to high temperatures was stated as a contributory factor, as outlined in the following table. These relate to reported injuries to workers where the ‘agent of injury’ has been coded as 16.01 ‘Physical phenomena, excessive heat in atmosphere including from the sun’, injuries which can occur working both indoors and outdoors.

  Fatal injuries Total injuries
2004-05 36
2005-06 31
2006-07 1 55
2007-08 15
2008-09 33
2009-10 39

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