Study on the occupational accident rate in Malaga

The the number of accidents at work continues to rise in Malaga. The main reason argued by the trade unions is the precariousness that dominates the market. This high level of precariousness is based on the labour reform and the refusal of many companies to invest in Occupational Risk Prevention.

According to the study carried out by the CCOO, in Malaga province, there have been 2,167 accidents at workwhich is a 8.3 % increase over previous year.

On the other hand, the fatal accident rate has risen by 40%The following have been produced 21 deaths in 2017. Of these 17 deaths, 17 occurred in the middle of the working day and 4 in the middle of the day. in itinerei.e. on the way to or from work. In 2016, these accidents accounted for 15 losses.

Since 2012, the accident rate has been increasing. During that year there were 14,417 claims, which indicates that from 2012 to 2017 it has increased by 46.7%.

Continuing with this study of accidents at workIn this section, we detail the type of accidents that have occurred throughout 2017.

Accident rate by type

  • The minor accidents have increased by 8%The number of people in the EU was more than 20,700.
  • The serious accidents were more than 400which is an increase of 30%.
  • The Fatal accidents increased 40%to 21 deaths.

Accident rate by sector

  • Service sector has been more pronounced in terms of work-related accidents in Malaga. A total of 15,600 accidents were recorded, 73% of the total, including 6 deaths.
  • The second sector with the second highest accident rate is the construction industrywith 3,000 accidents. However, this sector is the first in terms of the number of fatalities, 8 in total.
  • The industry is considered the sector with the third highest accident rate, with 1,786 accidents and 3 fatalities.
  • The agricultural sector is in fourth place, with 652 accidents and 4 fatalities.

According to CCOO, in the II Survey on Preventive Management in Andalusian companiesthe 22% of these do not allocate any resources to preventive management.. In 21 % of the cases it is the manager himself who manages prevention. 3% of the cases are managed by an employee, whose preventive task has been designated by the manager.



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