Claims in respect of non-fatal accidents at work between October and December increased by 80, or 11.6%, compared to the corresponding period in 2012. One fatal accident at work was recorded during the period under review. This Data was published by the Department of Social Security. The highest number of accidents at work occurred in manufacturing sector by 24% followed by workers in the construction sector with 13.5%. The number of accidents reported in the wholesale and transport and storage sectors recorded 10.9%.
The largest share of accidents during the fourth quarter last year involved persons in craft and related trades, followed by those working in elementary occupations.
Wounds and superficial injuries, as well as dislocations, sprains and strains, were the most common types of injuries sustained during the fourth quarter. In the quarter under review, 27.1% of injury claims concerned persons aged between 25 and 34.