Published: 15 June 2018

Farmers’ risk of death at work has grown clearly over the past ten years

Risk of fatal accidents at work among own-account workers in agriculture has grown by 11.2 per cent between 2007 and 2016. These data derive from Statistics Finland's occupational accidents statistics, in which two five-year periods were compared with each other. 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.

Accidents at work and fatal accidents at work of own-account workers in agriculture in 2016

Accidents at work Resulting
in disability
of at least 4 days
Accidents at work resulting
in disability of at least
four days / 100,000 persons
Fatal accidents
at work
Own-accounts workers 4 340 2 939 4 653 5

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.


Source: Occupational accident statistics 2016, Statistics Finland

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Updated 15.6.2018

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Occupational accident statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-9544. 2016. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.6.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/ttap/2016/ttap_2016_2018-06-15_tie_001_en.html