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Better health and safety reporting has led to increased accident rates, industry claims

The rise in major injury rates has been explained by recycling industry bodies as a by-product of an improved awareness of health and safety.Environmental Services Association (ESA) director of policy Mike Walker said: Obviously an increased injury rate is a disappointment, but its inevitable that better reporting of accidents will lead to an increase in rates.Walkers sentiments were echoed by British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) president George Bond.