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Number of accidents at work fell by 18 per cent in the first corona year 2020

release | Occupational accident statistics 2020

According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland's occupational accident statistics, the number of occupational accidents decreased in the first corona year. A total of 112,200 accidents at work occurred in 2020. This was 18.0 per cent fewer than in the year before. Wage and salary earners' accidents at work decreased relatively more than those of self-employed persons.

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  • There were 24,700 fewer accidents at work in 2020 than in the year before.
  • Wage and salary earners had 18.9 per cent fewer accidents at work and self-employed 8.4 per cent fewer.
  • Wage and salary earners had 31.3 per cent fewer commuting accidents and 16.1 per cent fewer workplace accidents.
  • The number of accidents at work fell in relative terms most in information and communication (47.7%) and financial and insurance activities (47.4%) and in relative terms least in agriculture, forestry and fishery (5.5%).

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    Classifications used:
    • Place of accident
    • Occupational status
    • Sex

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