Non-fatal occupational accidents between July and September increased by 23, or 2.7 per cent, compared to the same period last year. No fatal accident at work was reported.

The NSO said administrative records showed that 879 persons had a non-fatal accident in the course of their work during the period.

Most accidents (18.4 per cent) took place in manufacturing, followed by construction (13.9 per cent) and wholesale and retail trade (12.2 per cent).

When compared to last year, non-fatal accidents went down by 53 in manufacturing, and by 15 in construction. Accidents in wholesale and retail trade increased by 30.

The largest share of accidents at work involved persons in elementary occupations and those working in crafts and related trades.

Wounds, superficial injuries, dislocations, strains and sprains were the most common types of injuries.

No occupational fatal accidents were reported during the period.

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