Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

Farmers’ death risk at works increases 11% last decade

17 Jun 2018, 03:30 ( 1 Month ago)

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Risk of fatal accidents at work among own-account workers in agriculture has grown by 11.2 per cent between 2007 and 2016, according to Statistics Finland.

In the 2007 to 2011 period, own-account workers in agriculture had 29 fatal accidents at work, which is an average of 7.0 fatal accidents per 100,000 own-account workers in agriculture.

In the 2012 to 2016 period, own-account workers in agriculture had 27 fatal accidents at work, which is an average of 7.8 fatal accidents per 100,000 own-account workers in agriculture.

The most recent occupational accident statistics contain data on the accidents at work of farmers in 2016.

In 2016, the Farmers' Social Insurance Institution paid out compensation to farmers for a total of 4,340 occupational accidents, of which 2,939 led to at least four days' absence from work.

Measured with the accident incidence rate, the susceptibility of farmers to occupational accidents remained nearly on level with the previous year (-2.1%).

In 2015, farmers had 4,754 occupational accidents resulting in a disability of at least four days per 100,000 insured farmers.

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