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Statistics

Numbers of vehicles at work accidents

Revitalising health and safety targets

Targets for workplace health and safety set by the Government and the Health and Safety Commission in 2000, to achieve specific percentage reductions in fatal and major injuries, work-related ill health incidence and working days lost by 2010 (and half of each reduction by 2005). The target for the whole economy is to reduce the rate of fatal and major vehicles at work injury to workers by:

Fatal vehicle related injuries 1999/2000 – 2004/05p (HSE/LA)

Year Employees Self-employed Members of the public
1999/00 31 11 12
2000/01 72 15 8
2001/02 39 10 4
2002/03 42 8 8
2003/04 47 8 13
2004/05p 44 16 10

Major vehicle related injuries to workers and non fatal injuries to members of the public 1999/00 – 2004/05p (HSE/LA)

Year Employees Self-employed Members of the public
1999/00 2107 39 494
2000/01 1927 34 383
2001/02 1541 51 172
2002/03 1524 61 127
2003/04 1869 74 179
2004/05p 1782 68 171

Over-3-day Vehicles at Work injury to workers 1998/99 - 2003/04p (HSE/LA)

Year Employees Self-employed
1999/00 5408 27
2000/01 5227 26
2001/02 3443 17
2002/03 3418 31
2003/04 3686 30
2004/05p 3455 27

Vehicles at work accidents are identified through four kinds of accident where involvement of a vehicle is recorded. The four kinds of accident are

The following two tables set out the figures for fatal accidents only, for employees and for the self employed, broken down into these four kinds

Fatal vehicles at work injuries to employees by kind 1998/99–2004/05p

Kind 1998/99 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05p
Struck by moving vehicle              
forward - - - 13 14 18 11
reverse - - - 6 6 5 5
overturn - - - 7 3 5 3
runaway - - - 2 3 8 1
unknown - - - 2 6 2 3
Sub-total 37 23 47 30 32 38 23
Collapse/overturn of a vehicle 1 4 16 3 3 1 4
People falling from a vehicle 1 2 3 1 4 5 10
Materials falling from a vehicle 5 2 6 5 3 3 7
Total 44 31 72 39 42 47 44
Hit against part of vehicle whilst travelling in it - - - 4 5 4 1

Major Vehicles at Work injuries to employees by kind 1998/99 – 2004/05p

Kind 1998/99 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05p
Struck by moving vehicle              
forward - - - 376 370 496 442
reverse - - - 175 176 209 173
overturn - - - 25 16 14 12
runaway - - - 58 37 45 41
unknown - - - 96 50 47 42
sub total 878 913 785 730 649 811 710
Collapse/overturn of a vehicle 75 93 67 48 34 46 48
People falling from a vehicle 827 830 837 666 715 804 820
Materials falling from a vehicle 293 271 238 97 126 208 204
Total 2073 2107 1927 1541 1524 1869 782
Hit against part of vehicle whilst travelling in it - - - 84 86 145 193

Over-3-day Vehicles at Work injuries to employees by kind 1998/99–2004/05p

Kind 1998/99 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05p
Struck by moving vehicle              
forward - - - 1264 1309 1388 1153
reverse - - - 434 432 432 394
overturn - - - 24 18 13 9
runaway - - - 105 62 67 86
unknown - - - 282 156 86 140
sub total 2617 2839 2766 2109 1977 1986 1782
Collapse/overturn of a vehicle 139 181 172 80 47 43 37
People falling from a vehicle 1461 1495 1471 1008 1035 1155 1108
Materials falling from a vehicle 871 893 818 246 359 502 528
Total 5088 5408 5227 3443 3418 3686 3455
Hit against part of vehicle whilst travelling in it - - - 550 572 1056 1169

Self employed fatalities

Vehicle related injuries by kind 19992000 - 2004/05p

Kind 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05p
Struck by moving vehicle          
forward - 1 1 1 3
reverse - 1 - - 2
overturn - 4 2 3 4
runaway - 3 4 2 3
unknown - - - - -
sub total 10 9 7 6 12
Collapse/overturn of a vehicle 4 - - 1 1
People falling from a vehicle - - 1 - -
Materials falling from a vehicle 1 1 - 1 3
Total 15 10 8 8 16
Hit against part of vehicle whilst travelling in it - - 2 - -
2013-03-18