Latvia above EU average for fatal accidents at work

In 2020, the number of fatal accidents per 100 000 employed persons ranged from less than 1.00 in Finland, Greece, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands, to 3.00 or more fatal accidents per 100 000 persons employed in Lithuania, Romania, Italy, Bulgaria and Cyprus, according to fresh data from Eurostat.

The highest incidence rates among the EU Member States were recorded in Bulgaria and Cyprus, with 3.68 and 4.45 fatal accidents per 100 000 persons employed respectively.

Across the whole of the EU, there were 1.77 fatal accidents per 100 000 persons employed in 2020. Latvia's figure of 2.47 was the result of 22 fatal accidents at work that year. For comparison, Estonia's rate was 1.73 and Lithuania's was 3.17.

Fatal accidents at work in EU, 2020
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