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STATISTICS

ACCIDENTS AT WORK: JANUARY-JUNE 2020

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Copia-di-SHORT-TERM-SERVICES-INDICATORS-4Administrative records show that 1,108 persons were involved in a non-fatal accident at work in the first six months of 2020.

The majority of these non-fatal accidents occurred in the construction sector (16.7 per cent). Another 171 or 15.4 per cent of the accidents occurred in the manufacturing sector followed by the transportation and storage sector (153 or 13.8 per cent). When compared to the same period in 2019, the number of accidents decreased by 84 in the manufacturing sector and increased by 10 in real estate activities (Table 1).

The largest share of accidents at work during the reference period involved persons working in elementary occupations followed by workers in the craft and related trades (Table 2).

Almost half (44.4 per cent) of the injuries at work affected the upper extremities of the body, such as the fingers and hands (Table 4). Wounds and superficial injuries, and dislocations, sprains and strains were the most common types of injuries, amounting to 674 and 258 cases respectively (Table 5).

In the first half of 2020, 27.0 per cent of the accidents at work took place in enterprises with 50-249 employees (Table 7).

In 2019, 1,287 non-fatal accidents per 100,000 employed persons were reported. The highest standardised incidence rate of non-fatal accidents at work was recorded in manufacturing followed by construction and transportation and storage (Table 9).

Fatal accidents

Between January and June 2020, the Occupational Health and Safety Authority (OHSA) reported three fatal accidents at work, at par with the corresponding period of 2019. The total number of fatal accidents in 2019 amounted to three .

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