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Longford employees most likely in the region to have workplace accident

Jul 6, 2021 13:07 By Shannonside News
Longford employees most likely in the region to have workplace accident Longford employees most likely in the region to have workplace accident
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Farming and forestry are the sectors most likely to have a workplace accident.

Workers in County Longford have a higher chance of being involved in a workplace accident than other counties in the region.

The Health and Safety authority's annual report shows that the highest rates of injury in 2019 were in the Midlands region of Longford, Laois, Offaly and Westmeath at 14.4 per
1,000 workers.

The lowest rates were in the Border region of Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Monaghan and Cavan
(7.2 per 1,000 workers).

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There were a total of 53 workplace-related deaths in 2020. 28 of those who lost their lives were self-employed, 12 were employees and 13 were non-workers.

The sectors linked to the majority of the deaths are agriculture, forestry and fishing.

 

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