The Labour Inspectorate registered 5082 accidents at work last year. Due to accidents at work, roughly 1.3 million work hours were forfeited in Estonia.
Of the registered accidents at work, in 4036 cases workers suffered minor physical injuries, in 1019 cases – serious injuries, and 26 accidents at work ended with fatalities. Serious accidents at work occurred mostly in the metal industry, transport sector, warehousing, and the building sector. Sixty-five per cent of accidents at work involved men. All people who died were men. Most accidents at work happened to 25–34-year-old young men. Broken down by counties, the highest incidence of accidents was in Tallinn and Harjumaa. The numbers of accidents at work decreased in Tartumaa, Lääne-Virumaa, and Läänemaa.
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Written by the Labour Inspectorate of Estonia.