Industrial accident levels fell in the Sverdlovsk region in 2012
"Three hundred sixty-five grave accidents occurred in the region last year compared with 394 accidents in 2011," Dmitri Antonov, the director of Sverdlovsk Region Labor & Employment Department, said, Ural Business Consulting reports. "The number of fatal accidents dropped by 11.2: there were 87 such cases last year against 98 cases a year earlier. The number of victims of fatal accidents at work declined by 13.2 percent last year: 99 workers were killed in 2012 and 114 workers were killed in 2011."
There was a 30 percent decrease in the number of victims of fatal accidents in the agricultural sector. In the mineral resource development sector, fatal accidents dropped by nine percent, 25 percent in the building industry, 25 percent in real estate, 40 percent in the social welfare segment and 25 percent in the communal housing service, social service and personal services sector. For the processing industries, the number of people killed at work remained the same in 2012 as in 2011. In the energy sector, however, the number of fatalities rose, Ural Business Consulting reports.
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