February 28, 2021

Occupational accidents fall by 17.29% in the Canary Islands until May – La Provincia


The index ofOccupational accident-number of accidents per 100,000 people affiliated with Social Security-has fallen by 17.29% year-on-yearin the Canary Islands between the months of January and May, as reported by the regional government.

In this sense, the general director of Acting Labor, José Miguel González, has highlighted "the excellent preventive, educational and informative work" carried out by the Canary Islands Institute of Labor Safety (ICASEL), which in a context of economic creation has managed to reduce Occupational accident.

According to the Workplace Accident Statistics prepared by the Ministry of Labor, Migration and Social Security, the Canary Islands have gone from being one of the four communities with the highest incidence rate of accidents to one of the five with the lowest incidence, after Madrid. ,Catalonia, Valencia and Cantabria.

For its part, during the first five months of this year, the incidence fell in all economic sectors, especially in Services, where it fell by 22%, but also in Agriculture (-4.71%), Industry (- 2.52%) and Construction (-7.10%).

In absolute numbers, during this period, 9,668 work-related accidents with workday leave were reported in the Canary Islands, of which the vast majority, 9,568 were minor, 91 were serious and 9 were fatal.

In addition, 12,698 work accidents were reported without loss, 7.33% less than in the same period of 2018, and on the way to or from work, accidentsIn Itinere, a total of 1,334 accidents were reported, of which 1,313 were minor, 16 serious and 5 fatal accidents.

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