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Sat, 20 Jun, 2015 12:01:15 AM
FTimes Report, June 20
The risk of fatal accidents at work among own-account workers in agriculture has fallen by 22 per cent from 2004 to 2013, according to Statistics Finland’s data.
In the 2004 to 2008 period, own-account workers in agriculture had 37 fatal accidents at work, which is an average of 8.3 fatal accidents per 100,000 own-account workers in agriculture.
In the 2009 to 2013 period, a total of 25 own-account workers in agriculture died in occupational accidents, which amounted to an annual average of 6.5 fatal accidents per 100,000 own-account workers in agriculture as per the data derived from occupational accidents statistics, in which two five-year periods were compared.
The most recent occupational accident statistics contain data on the accidents at work of wage and salary earners and farmers in 2013.
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.
In 2013, wage and salary earners had a total of 101,539 accidents at work for which insurance companies paid compensation.
Disability of at least four days resulted from 40,463 of these accidents.
The total number of wage and salary earners' accidents at work decreased slightly from the previous year.
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 clearly by -7.1 per cent.
When measured with the accident incidence rate, the risk of occupational accidents decreased compared with 2011 when it was -6.3 per cent.
In 2013, a total of 1,887 accidents at work resulting in at least four days' absence from work occurred per 100,000 wage and salary earners. The corresponding ratio was 2,013 one year earlier, the data show.

Accidents at work and fatal accidents at work of wage and salary earners and own-account workers in agriculture in 2013


  Accidents at work Accidents at work Fatal accidents
at work
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 101 539 40 463 1 887 16
Own-accounts workers 4 317 3 518 4 994 4

Source: Occupational accident statistics 2013, Statistics Finland.

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