Worrying increase in work accidents


FOLLOWING six years of consecutive drops in figures, work accidents are on the rise again according to the latest numbers for Malaga Province.
Trade unions and work accident prevention authorities are questioning the reasons behind the worrying increase as nine per cent more accidents were registered at work last year. While some put it down to an increase in activity as the worst years of the financial crisis are left behind, others blame a lack of employers’ spending on accident prevention measures.
Data for the current year also gives little hope 2015 will be any better. Between January and March 380 work-related accidents have been reported in Malaga Province, 10.4 per cent more than a year ago, and the number of deaths resulting from these accidents doubled, going from three to six.
According to the Junta de Andalucia regional government, the services sector is the one that registered the most accidents: 2,444 in the first three months of the year, 72 per cent of the total.

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