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Mon, 23 Jun, 2014 12:10:15 AM
FTimes Report, June 23
 
Commuting accidents occur more often to women than men in the country as wage and salary earners had a total of 22,296 commuting accidents in 2012 for which insurance companies paid compensation and disability of at least four days resulted from 9,532 of these accidents.
 
According to the Statistics Finland, the victim in more than two out of three (67.7%) of all commuting accidents were women. 
 
In 2000 to 2011, the proportion was nearly the same, at roughly 66 per cent. The most recent occupational accident statistics contain data on the accidents at work of wage and salary earners and own-account workers in agriculture in 2012. 
 
The statistics also contain data on the accidents at work that occurred to other self-employed persons, and on wage and salary earners’ commuting accidents.
 
Wage and salary earners had a total of 105,496 accidents at work for which insurance companies paid compensation. Disability of at least four days resulted from 43,576 of these accidents. The total number of wage and salary earners' accidents at work decreased slightly from the previous year. 
 
The economic downturn in Finland in 2009 and changes in the number of hours worked largely explain the variation in the number of accidents at work during the 2008 to 2012 period. However, the number of hours worked among wage and salary earners is still five per cent lower than in 2008.
 
Compared with the year before, the number of occupational accidents among wage and salary earners resulting in a disability of at least four days fell slightly (-4.5%). When measured with the accident incidence rate, the risk of occupational accidents decreased compared with 2011 (-4.6%).
 
 In 2012, a total of 2,013 accidents at work resulting in at least four days' absence from work occurred per 100,000 wage and salary earners. The corresponding ratio was 2,109 one year earlier.
 
In 2012, a total of 61 persons died at the place of work or while commuting. Of these fatal accidents at work, 32 occurred to wage and salary earners, seven to own-account workers in agriculture and four to other self-employed persons. In addition, 18 fatal accidents took place while commuting, of which 16 occurred to wage and salary earners and two to other self-employed persons than farmers. 
 
Accidents at work and fatal accidents at work of wage and salary earners and own-account workers in agriculture in 2012
 
  Accidents at work Accidents at work Fatal 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
Wage and salary earners 105 496 43 576 2 013 32
Own-accounts workers 4 554 3 698 4 953 7

 

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