How many accidents related to the construction of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route have been reported to Transport Scotland? Please provide a list of incident.
How many of these accidents reported to Transport Scotland have resulted in injury or death? Please provide a list of incidents.
As reported to Transport Scotland, how many people have been injured or killed during the construction of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route? Please provide a list of incidents.
As reported to Transport Scotland, how many hours/days have been lost in the construction to accidents? The timescale for the above questions would be from 01/08/14 until 15/03/18.
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