In the course of last year a total of 5,134 workplace accidents occurred. Of them, 4,020 accidents resulted in employees sustaining only minor injuries. 1,105 employees were severely injured and nine people died. The compensation totalled 4.9 million euros through Estonian Health Insurance Fund. The Labour Inspectorate 2018 data is published in Health Statistics and Health Research Database.
The most accident-prone locations were Tallinn and Harju County, but the rate per 100 000 employed persons were the highest in Järva and Lääne-Viru counties.
Most of the accidents happened in the metal industry, trade and construction sector. The most common cause of work accidentswas the loss of control over a machine, device or animal. Second cause was slipping, stumbling and falling.