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Last year 14 workplace accidents occurred per day

21 MARCH 2018

In the course of last year a total of 5,184 workplace accidents occurred, i.e. 14 workplace accidents per day.

Of the 5,184 workplace accidents registered last year, 4,058 accidents resulted in employees sustaining only minor injuries. 1,117 employees were severely injured and nine people died. The Labour Inspectorate data is published in Health Statistics and Health Research Database.

The most accident-prone locations were Tallinn, Harju County and Tartu County. Most accidents abroad involving employees from Estonia occurred in Finland. The primary workplace accident risk group comprises men aged 23–34. Most of the accidents happened in the metal industry, national defence and trade.

A total of 7,464 certificates of incapacity for work were issued last year due to workplace accidents. The compensation totalled 4.4 million euros. Continue reading on the Labour Inspectorate website.



Health promoting institutions, 2017

24 JANUARY 2018

Health promoting kindergartens, schools and workplaces network statistics for 2017 has added to database.

During 2017, 10 kindergartens, 2 schools and 21 workplaces joined with the health promoting institutions networks and at the end of the year 2017 the cumulative number of health promoting kindergartens was 285, schools 206 and health promoting workplaces was 280 in Estonia.



Drunk drivers in charge of a motor vehicle caught by police, 2016

14 DECEMBER 2017

Statistics about drunk drivers in charge of a motor vehicle caught by police by municipalities in 2016 is available in database. Data source is Estonian Police and Border Guard Board.

Data includes number of persons, not total number of misdeeds, penalties or punishments.



Injuries, 2016

09 JANUARY 2018

Statistics about injuries in 2016 is available in the Health Statistics and Health Research database.

Almost 160 000 people needed treatment due to injuries in 2016. Among them were 35 700 children aged under 15.

Men had 50% more injuries than women (per 100 population). The greatest difference was between men and women in the 25–34 years age group, where men had twice as much injuries than women.

Half of the injuries occurred at home, but almost one-fifth of the places remained unknown.



Malignant neoplasms, 2015

14 DECEMBER 2017

Data for 2015 incidence of malignant neoplasms is published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database and also figures for 2000-2014 are renewed.

In 2015, the total number of new diagnosis of malignant neoplasms was 8662. Malignant neoplasm of prostate accounted for the largest share among men, followed by malignant neoplasm of lung. Among women, malignant neoplasms of skin (other than melanoma) and breast are the most frequent.

Over 60% of malignant neoplasms new cases were diagnosed among people who were 65 years and older.