Wokers safety

Peter Silverman made this Freedom of Information request to Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Highways England Company Limited,

Please refer to

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/highw...

It says:

The case was highlighted as it was revealed 12 road workers, including two traffic officers, have lost their lives on the network over the past 10 years. In three of the cases the victims were knocked down by members of the public.

Meanwhile, over the past 10 years, workers have been injured by motorists on more than 50 occasions. Seventeen of those incidents involved workers on foot.

Information request

1. How many of the 12 road workers who have lost their lives were known to have been engaged in litter picking when they suffered their fatal accidents

2 How many of the 50 occasions when road workers had been injured were known to have been happened when they were engaged in litter picking at the time.

3. Please let me have a copy of any readily avaialble reports etc which summarise the causes of accidents /deaths of workers on the Highways England network produced in the last 2 years.

Please let me know if these requests are likely to proved burdensome for you suggesting how I might amend them to make them less so and I will consider modifying them.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Silverman

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Mr Silverman

 

Thank you for your email to the Highways England Customer Contact Centre
dated 28/09/2017 regarding your Freedom of Information request.

 

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Dear Mr Silverman

 

I am writing to confirm that we have now completed our search for the
information, which you requested on 28 September 2017.

 

You asked a number of questions relating to road worker safety and our
responses can be found below.

 

1) How many of the 12 road workers who have lost their lives were known to
have been engaged in litter picking when they suffered their fatal
accidents?

 

I can confirm that none of the road workers were engaged in litter picking
when the incidents occurred.

 

2) How many of the 50 occasions when road workers had been injured were
known to have happened when they were engaged in litter picking at the
time?

 

None of the road workers injured by members of the public vehicles were
pedestrians undertaking litter picking duties at the time.

 

3) Please let me have a copy of any readily available reports etc which
summarise the causes of accidents /deaths of workers on the Highways
England network produced in the last 2 years.

 

Please see the below table summarising the cause of accidents and
fatalities on the Strategic Road Network as requested.

 

Severity of Incident
Lost Non Lost RIDDOR -
Time < Time RIDDOR - Specified RIDDOR Grand
Primary Cause 7 days Injury Fatality Injury >7 days Total
Contact with electricity
or an electrical
discharge 1 1
Contact with moving
machinery or material
being machined 4 6 1 2 2 15
Exposed to an explosion 1 1
Exposed to or in contact
with a harmful substance 4 25 1 30
Exposure to fire, heat or
smoke 1 9 1 11
Failure of infrastructure
assets (FOIA) 1 1
Fall from a height 5 12 7 1 25
Hit by a moving vehicle 12 54 7 11 84
Hit by a moving, flying
or falling object 9 77 5 3 94
Hit something fixed or
stationary 4 99 103
Incursion Intentional -
To seek benefit 3 3
Incursion Unintentional -
Driver confused 1 1
Incursion Unintentional -
Result of an accident 3 3
Injured by an animal 3 23 26
Injured while lifting,
carrying or handling 31 126 2 15 174
Physically assaulted by a
person 3 3
Slipped, tripped or fell
on the same level 43 198 14 21 276
Trapped by something
collapsing 2 1 3
Verbal or physical abuse
by a person 1 3 1 5
Grand Total 118 645 1 39 56 859

 

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Kind regards

 

James Murphy

Safety, Engineering & Standards Programme Office
Highways England | Woodlands | Manton Lane | Bedford | MK41 7LW

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Dear Mr Silverman

 

Thank you for your recent voicemail dated 30 October 2017 concerning the
table I provided in my earlier email that summarised the cause of
accidents and fatalities on the Strategic Road Network.

 

I’d like to apologise for the formatting issues that you noticed upon
receipt of this table and any confusion this may have caused. I have
attached a Microsoft Excel version of this data for your information and I
trust that this displays the figures in a clearer manner.

 

If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your request you may ask
for an internal review within 2 months of the date of this response for
Freedom of Information requests and within 40 days for Environmental
Information Regulations requests.      

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If you require a print copy, please phone the Information Line on 0300 123
5000; or e-mail [2][Highways England request email]. You should contact me if
you wish to complain.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

            Information Commissioner’s Office

            Wycliffe House

            Water Lane

            Wilmslow

            Cheshire

            SK9 5AF

 

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me. Please
remember to quote reference number 755,701 in any future communications.

 

Kind regards

 

James Murphy

Safety, Engineering & Standards Programme Office
Highways England | Woodlands | Manton Lane | Bedford | MK41 7LW

Tel: +44 (0) 300 470-5075
Web: [3]http://www.highways.gov.uk