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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe most dangerous occupations in Latvia are in construction, production and transport, with 45 work accidents registered over the five months of 2011.

Three of the accidents were fatal, eight were severe, but 34 – mild.

Self-propelled machinery and equipment operators, as well as lifting machinery and equipment operators rank the second in terms of the number of injuries at workplace, reporting 38 accidents this year.

Two of the accidents had fatal consequences, five were severe, while 31 accidents were categorized as mild, the State Labour Inspectorate informed the business news portal BNN.

This year, metal, engineering and related sector workers reported 35 accidents, one of which was fatal, while seven – severe.

Moreover, industrial plants operators suffered 26 accidents, resulting in two deaths and one case of serious injury. Other auxiliary workers suffered injuries at 25 work accidents, one of which reported a severe injury.

While, considering all the sectors over the five months of this year, the bulk of accidents occurred in the state administration and defence, recording 44 injuries, six of which were described as severe.

In terms of sectors with the highest number of accidents this year, manufacture of wood and cork, except furniture, as well as manufacture of straw and plaiting materials rank second with 42 incidents, four of which were fatal, while eight resulted in severe injuries. Health protection takes the third place with 32 accidents, including two severe ones.

Land transport and pipeline transport sector recorded 31 accidents, one of which resulted in death and six reported severe injuries. Also, many accidents occurred in retail trade, excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles, with six people suffering severe injuries.


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