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Injury statistics

This page provides information on injuries reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 to the HSE and Local Authorities.

Fatal injuries

Fatal injury rates* to workers** in Motor Vehicle Repair(MVR)*** as reported to all enforcing authorities

Year Number of fatal Injuries to workers in MVR Fatal injury rate per 100 000 workers
MVR Manufacturing Construction Agriculture All industries
2009/10 3 1.1 0.9 1.8 12.4 0.5
2010/11 5 1.9 1.0 2.3 9.9 0.6
2011/12p 6 2.4 1.1 2.3 9.7 0.6
 
3 year average 5 1.8 1.0 2.1 10.6 0.6

* Employment data is not available for rates calculation before 2009/10
** Workers = employees and self-employed
*** As defined by Standard Industrial Classification SIC 2007 code '4520'

Fatal injuries to workers in Motor Vehicle Repair (MVR)*** as reported to all enforcing authorities 2001/02 to 2011/12p

Kinds of fatal Injury to workers in MVR, as percentage of total 2001/02 to 2011/12p

red dotted line Fatal injuries to workers

black full line 3 per. Mov. Avg. (Fatal injuries to workers)

During the whole period from 2001/02-2011/12p, the kinds of fatal injury to workers were:

Fatal injuries to workers 2001/02 - 2011/12
Kind of fatal Injury to workers in MVR Fatal injuries Percentage
Hit by moving object/collapsing/overturning 17 27%
Hit by moving vehicle 14 23%
Fall from height 6 10%
Fire / explosion 6 10%
Contact with harmful substance 4 6%
Other known kind 9 15%
Unspecified or  unknown kind 6 10%
Electricity 2 3%
Slip or trip 2 3%
Hit against a fixed object 2 3%
Drowned or asphyxiated 2 3%
Explosion 0 0%
Contact with moving machinery 1 2%
Total 67

Kinds of fatal Injury to workers in MVR, as percentage of total 2001/02 to 2011/12p

Kinds of fatal Injury to workers in MVR, as percentage of total 2001/02 to 2011/12p

Hit by moving object/collapsing/overturning Hit by moving object/collapsing/overturning

Hit by moving vehicle Hit by moving vehicle

Fall from height Fall from height

Fire / explosion Fire / explosion

Contact with harmful substance Contact with harmful substance

Other known kind Other known kind

Unspecified or unknown kind Unspecified or unknown kind

Non-fatal injuries

The following table shows the numbers of non-fatal injuries in MVR reported to the HSE and Local Authorities (LAs), for the 3 years 2009/10 to 2011/12p.

The rates per 100,000 employees are also included in the second table.

Non-fatal RIDDOR injuries are those defined as Major (typically, fractures, amputations) and those defined as Over 3 day (injuries which led to 4 or more days absence from the employee’s normal work).

Before 12 September 2011, RIDDOR reporting was mainly by telephone to the Incident Contact Centre. Subsequently, reporting was primarily by an online based system via the HSE website. Consequently, there may be some discontinuities in data whilst this new system beds in. [For example the total numbers of injuries were substantially lower in 2011/12p than in the previous two years as shown in the table and “All other kinds and unknown” figure doubled in 2011/12p from the 2009/10 and 2010/11 figures.] Another effect of this change is to how the SIC codes were allocated.

From 2011/12 onwards, HSE will only be able to provide injury numbers for Majors and injuries leading to more than 7 days absence from the employee’s normal work.

RIDDOR reported non-fatal injuries to employees in Motor Vehicle Repair (MVR)* by kind of accident 2009/10 to 2011/12p

Kind 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 Percentage of
3 year total
Lifting and handling injuries 544 435 303 33%
Slip, trip, fall same level 292 280 232 21%
Struck by object 256 211 170 16%
Fall from height 95 114 79 7%
Struck against 53 68 47 4%
Struck by moving vehicle 43 55 31 3%
Contact with machinery 42 42 41 3%
Exposure to harmful substance 37 34 14 2%
Exposed to fire 18 12 15 1%
Trapped by something collapsing 11 4 6 1%
All other kinds and unknown 70 76 149 8%

*As defined by Standard Industrial Classification SIC 2007 code '4520'

Non-fatal injury rates to employees in Motor Vehicle Repair (MVR) * as reported to all enforcing authorities 2009/10 to 2011/12p

Year Nonfatal injuries (Major percentage in brackets) Rate of injury per 100 000 employees
Major Over 3 day Total injuries
2009/10 1 461
(26%)
152 529.2 682.1
2010/11 1 331
(25%)
138.2 502.7 642.8
2011/12 1 087
(28%)
129.3 437.3 568.7

* As defined by Standard Industrial Classification SIC 2007 code '4520'

Annual non-fatal injury numbers to employees in motor vehicle repair (SIC 4520)

Annual non-fatal injury numbers to employees in motor vehicle repair (SIC 4520)

red dotted line Major

black full line Over 3 days

 

Updated 2013-02-07