Highways England: Industrial Injuries

Department for Transport written question – answered on 11th September 2015.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs), Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff of Highways England or the Highways Agency and their contractors have been (a) injured and (b) killed while removing litter or refuse from the strategic road network since January 2010; what the causes of those accidents were; and what injuries were sustained by those staff.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

There have been no incidents of staff being killed as a result of litter removal on the strategic road network since January 2010. The number of injuries during this period is 44, the cause and nature of the injuries are outlined in the tables below:

Primary Cause

Injuries Sustained

Hit by a moving vehicle

2

Bruising / abrasion

8

Hit by a moving, flying or falling object

4

Burn

1

Hit something fixed or stationary

7

Cut / laceration

8

Horse play

1

Foreign body (ingressed)

1

Injured while handling lifting or carrying

8

Fracture

1

Slipped, tripped or fell on the same level

22

Strain / sprain

25

44

44

All of these injuries relate to contractor personnel.

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