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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4597


Mr Wallis asked the Minister for Shipping and Transport, upon notice:

(1)   How many Commonwealth Railways employees were injured in the course of their employment and what were the main types of injuries incurred during the last three years.-

(2)   How many of thtse accidents resulted in employees losing time from their normal employment.

(3)   How many man hours were lost to the Commonwealth Railways due to industrial accidents during the same period.


Mr Nixon - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   The number of employees injured in the past three financial years were:

 

These figures exclude minor injuries at workshops and various locations for which complete statistics are not held and did not involve loss of time from duty, and reported injuries allegedly sustained during employment but not requiring action beyond initial report.

The main types of injuries sustained were: . Abrasions, bruises and cuts to hand and leg. Sprains and strains to trunk. Abrasions, bruises etc., to the eye and foreign bodies in the eye.

(2)   The number of accidents resulting in employees losing time from their normal employment for the past three financial years were:

 

(3)   The number of man hours lost to the Commonwealth Railways due to industrial accidents for the past three financial years were:

 







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