The number of occupational accidents is growing in Colombia: 9.3% in the first semester

This is stated in a report on industrial accidents, drawn up by the Occupational Health and Safety Observatory of the Colombian Security Council (CCS) which identified the economic activities and sectors with the most cases: agriculture, livestock, hunting, forestry and fishing, and mining and quarrying.

Industrial accidents show an increase of 9.3% compared to the first half of 2022. The indicator continues the upward trend recorded since 2020. A total of 221 workers were killed during the analyzed period.

Industrial accidents were the cause of death in 97.3% of cases. The exploitation of mines and quarries reported the highest rate of occupational accidents with 30.79 deaths per 100,000 workers, which is 16 times higher than the national rate for the semester.

Occupational accidents, deaths from causes related to workreported the lowest rate on record for this period the past five years.

The figure remains alarming as there were 221 deaths, with a six-month rate of 1.87 deaths per 100,000 workers.. The above shows that on average nine employees lost their lives every week in the development of their work.

Source: El heraldo