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Statistical Bulletin: Crime and Justice Series: Fire Statistics Scotland, 2008-09 Final (2009-10 Provisional)

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Table 9: Casualties from primary fires by age and cause of death/nature of injury 2008-09 - Scotland (1)

Number

Fatal Casualties

Non - Fire and Rescue Service age range (3)

Fire and Rescue Services (4)

Fatal Casualties Total

Cause of death/nature of injury

0-16

17-29

30-59

60+

Unspecified

Total

Burns

-

1

4

5

-

10

-

10

Burns and overcome by gas or smoke

-

1

3

6

-

10

-

10

Overcome by smoke and fire

2

3

19

17

-

41

-

41

Physical injuries (2)

-

-

1

-

-

1

-

1

Other specified

-

-

-

1

-

1

-

1

Unspecified

-

-

1

-

-

1

-

1

Total

2

5

28

29

-

64

-

64

Non- Fatal Casualties

Non - Fire and Rescue Service age range (3)

Fire and Rescue Services (4)

Non-Fatal Casualties Total

Cause of death/nature of injury

0-16

17-29

30-59

60+

Unspecified

Total

Burns

8

50

69

25

4

156

3

159

Burns and overcome by gas or smoke

1

8

14

8

-

31

-

31

Overcome by smoke and fire

47

109

237

109

3

505

5

510

Physical injuries (2)

4

26

14

7

-

51

9

60

Shock only

9

4

25

18

-

56

-

56

Precautionary check-up

90

163

320

175

5

753

7

760

Other specified

3

9

21

24

-

57

3

60

Unspecified

-

4

7

-

1

12

-

12

Total

162

373

707

366

13

1621

27

1648

Notes

(1) - tables show main injuries only, priority is given to 'burns' and being 'overcome by gas or smoke'. However, if both these injuries occur, these are shown together

(2) - if 'physical injuries' and 'shock' occur, then physical injuries is recorded

(3) - refers to persons who are not members of the fire and rescue service

(4) - refers to fire and rescue service personnel