Fewer workplace injuries in first six months of 2013

Fewer workplace injuries in first six months of 2013

SINGAPORE - In the first half of 2013, there were 25 workplace deaths, down from 26 a year before. Minor workplace injuries fell from 5,160 cases to 5,029. Occupational disease cases nearly halved to 372 cases, down from 634 cases in the first half of 2012, according to a new report by Workplace Safety and Health Institute.


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Here is the press release from WSH:

The first half of 2013 saw 25 workplace fatal injuries, a minor decrease from the 26 fatalities during the same period last year, according to the latest Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Statistics Report released by the WSH Institute.

Minor workplace injuries also saw a dip, from 5,160 cases to 5,029, as compared to the same period last year.

There was a slight uptick for the number of major work place injuries to 257 from 255 the previous year.

The total number of reported workplace injuries decreased by 2.4 per cent, and the number of occupational disease cases fell by nearly half to 372 cases from 634 cases, compared to the same period last year.

Workplace fatal injuries by sectors and incident types

The Construction sector remained the top contributor of workplace fatal injuries, with an increase in the number of workplace fatal injuries as compared the same period last year.

On the other hand, the Marine and Manufacturing sectors saw lower numbers of workplace fatal injuries, from 3 cases to 1 and from 5 cases to 1 respectively. Together, the three traditional high risk sectors accounted for 52 per cent of all workplace fatal injuries reported.

Workplace fatal injuries by sectors and incident types

The Construction sector remained the top contributor of workplace fatal injuries, with an increase in the number of workplace fatal injuries as compared the same period last year. On the other hand, t he Marine and Manufacturing sectors saw lower numbers of workplace fatal injuries, from 3 cases to 1 and from 5 cases to 1 respectively. Together, the three traditional high risk sectors accounted for 52 per cent of all workplace fatal injuries reported.

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