Construction: Death

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th February 2016.

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Photo of Stephen Hepburn Stephen Hepburn Labour, Jarrow

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of construction fatalities has resulted in at least one prosecution in each of the last eight years.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

The percentage of construction (Standard Industrial Classification, section F) fatalities resulting in at least one prosecution being approved to date in each of the last eight years is as follows:

Year

Number of Fatalities in Construction reported to HSE

Number of fatalities with approved prosecution action*

Percentage*

2007/2008

74

38

51%

2008/2009

57

28

49%

2009/2010

44

20

45%

2010/2011

52

16

31%

2011/2012

49

22

45%

2012/2013

46

16

35%

2013/2014

47

15

32%

2014/2015

39p

7

18%

p - Data published for the most recent year is given a 'p' status (provisional), and a year later is released as final.

*Investigations of some recent and more complex incidents are continuing.

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