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FOI 8884

Accidents To Refuse Staff

Request

1. For the years 2011- 2012 and 2012-2013 the number of refuse collectors who have been injured whilst at work whilst undertaking their duties?

2. With reference to Question 1, any details held on record about said incidents. Please redact any personal information.

3. With reference to the above questions, how much sick leave was taken as a result of said incident?

4. With reference to the above questions, whether any compensation was awarded? If so, the amounts awarded?

Response

Date of incident Incident Location Incident Activity Injury Absent No of days absent as a result Compensation amount awarded
07 June 2011 Red Rose Lane Another Kind of Accident Walking to rear of Lorry Lower back pain 8 - 10 Jun 11 3 days £-
10 June 2011 65a Cornwall Road Fell from Height Exiting the vehicle Twisted left ankle No 0 days £-
25 August 2011 Kimpton Ave Injured Whilst Handling, Lifting or Carrying Collecting Refuse Laceration to Left hand 25-Aug-11 1day £1,750.00
08 February 2012 Peartree Lane Hit by moving object Standing at rear of lorry Lump on head above left ear No 0 days £-
13 February 2012 Woodland Ave Injured Whilst Handling, Lifting or Carrying Accessing bin Shed Cut to forehead No 0 days £-
29 March 2012 Gibralter House Hit by moving object Picking up bags of refuse Lower back pain 26 - 28 March 12 3 days £-
11 April 2012 Elm Tree Avenue Slipped, Tripped on same Level making piles of black bags Fractured Wrist 11-Apr 1 day £-
23 April 2012 Works Depot Exposed to or contact with a harmful substance Tipping Containers H Oil on body & face No 0 days £-
25 April 2012 Post Office Road Fell from Height Jumping out of vehicle Swollen ankle / foot 24-04 to 01-05 £-
09 May 2012 Pitsea Landfill Site Slipped, Tripped on same Level Walking back to cab Sore right knee No 0 days £-
14 May 2012 Geary Drive Injured Whilst Handling, Lifting or Carrying Moving an 1100 Litre container Lower back pain 14-05 to 21-05 £-
04 June 2012 Hart Street Injured Whilst Handling, Lifting or Carrying Picking up a 770 Container Lower back pain No 0 days £-
16 June 2012 Swallows Cross Hit by a moving vehicle Crossing the road Cuts & Bruises, taken to hospital 16 Jun - 16 Jul 12 20 days £-
20 September 2012 Reeves Close Injured Whilst Handling, Lifting or Carrying Picking up black bag of rubbish Poss trapped nerve No 0 days £-
03 October 2012 Woodman Road Hit by moving object Tipping a 360 litre bin Bruising to left hand wrist No 0 days £-
08 October 2012 Mount Ave Hit by moving object Tipping a 360 litre bin Bruise & cut to nose No 0 days £-
12 November 2012 The Lodge, Cornsland, Warley Hill Contact with stationary object. While reversing around a parked car, he caught some guttering on a garage roof and it was pulled off. None No 0 days £-
19 November 2012 Woodlands Avenue, Hutton Contact with stationary object. While reversing around two parked cars, the driver hit another driver at the rear of his vehicle. None No 0 days £-
06 December 2012 Laurel Close, Hutton Contact with stationary object. While turning into the Cul de Sac, the rear of his vehicle slid in the ice and caused it to clip the front passenger wing on the front edge of the wheel arch adn bumber of a Ford C Max parked on a bend on the road. None No 0 days £-
18 January 2013 Westbury Road, Brentwood Fell from height Slipped on the bottom step while getting off the back of a lorry. Lower back pain No 0 days £-
05 March 2013 The Heythorp, Ingatestone Contact with moving vehicle After exiting the passenger door of the RCV, a jeep passed by with it's nearside wheels on the footpath and his offside wing mirror struck the refuse collectors right elbow. Graze to right elbow. No 0 days £-
03 September 2013 Outside the Post Office in Ingatestone High Street. Fell from height "He misjudged
the space between the kerb and the road overturning his
right foot while climbing down the vehicle steps" Ankle fractured. 4 Sep - 25 Nov 13 58 days £-
08 November 2013 96 Kinights Way, Brentwood Slipped, tripped on same level. "Tripped on an
uneven surface on a public footpath while collecting MDR." Elbow grazed and pain to thigh as a result of keys in his trouser pocket. No 0 days £-
18 November 2013 25-27 Queens Road, Brentwood Slipped, tripped on same level. Foot became stuck in the gaps between the zigzag shaped paving which were circa 2 to 5 inches apart. Left knee sore and grazed following a fall to the ground. No 0 days £-
02 December 2013 Fairfield Road near the jobcentre. To avoid being struck by a car, the operative stepped backwards but misjudged the distance and his right foot slipped back off the kerb. Twisted right ankle. ½ day 2 Dec 13 ½ day £-
09 December 2013 Choice Homes, Shenfield Road, Brentwood While looking from side to side to prevent an 1100 litre trade waste bin from careering into a brick wall and parked vehicle, the operative caught his head on laminated flooring protruding from the bin. Two and a half inch bloody gash to forehead. No 0 days £-