Helsinki (22.03.1998 - Juhani Artto) Finland is close to the EU average in accidents at work. This can be seen from the latest statistics issued by Eurostat.

Accidents at work, standardised numbers per 100,000 persons in employment, 1994

  • excluded: road deaths and those from natural causes
  • included: agriculture, hunting, forestry, manufacturing, construction, wholesailing, retailing, repairs, hotels and restaurants, transport and communication, finance, real estate, renting, business activities

 

Fatal accidents

Accidents with more than three days’ absence

EU average

3,9

4,538

Finland

3,6

3,914

Austria

3,4

5,259

Belgium

6,0

4,415

Denmark

2,8

2,653

France

4,3

5,515

Germany

3,7

5,583

Greece

4,3

3,702

Ireland

3,9

852

Italy

5,3

4,641

Luxembourg

data not available

7,269

Netherlands

data not available

4,287

Portugal

9,7

7,361

Spain

7,0

6,166

Sweden

2,1

1,123

UK

1,7

1,915

Source: Eurostat Statistics in focus, Population and social conditions, no 2/98, Accidents at work in the European Union in 1994