A total of 230 workers died in an accident at work in the first four months of this year, 28 less than in the same period of 2022, which in relative terms implies a decrease of 10.9%, according to provisional data from the Ministry of Labor and Economy. Social.

Most fatal accidents are caused by heart attacks and strokes, traffic accidents, entrapments and amputations, falls and collisions with moving objects.

Accidents with sick leave decreased by 0.5% until April in relation to the same period in 2022, to a total of 193,231 claims, of which 167,685 occurred in the workplace (2.2% less) and 25,546 were ‘in itinere’ accidents (those that occur on the way from home to work or vice versa), with an interannual increase of 12.2%.

According to provisional data from the Ministry, fatal accidents during the workday fell by 7.9% in the first four-month period, registering 197 deaths, 17 fewer than in the same period of 2022, while ‘in itinere’ claims with death result decreased by 25%, up to a total of 33 deaths.

Among fatal accidents during work hours, the services sector registered the highest number of fatalities, 107, which is 15.1% more than in the period January-April 2022. Services was the only sector that raised the figure of fatal claims compared to last year, since all the others cut it.

The greatest decrease was recorded by the agricultural sector, which registered 25 fatalities (-37.5%), followed by industry and construction which, with 26 and 39 fatalities, reduced the number of deceased workers by 27.8%. and 13.3%, respectively.

Serious accidents during working hours totaled 1,198 up to April, 0.7% less, while serious ‘in itinere’ claims rose 6.2%, to 290 accidents.

On the other hand, minor accidents during work hours fell by 2.2% in the first four months of the year, to a total of 166,290, while ‘in itinere’ claims classified as minor increased by 12.3%, up to 25,223.

The Labor statistics also reveal that of the 230 workers who lost their lives in a work accident up to April, 201 were salaried (-15.5%) and 29 were self-employed, 45% more.

In total, self-employed workers suffered 10,852 occupational accidents with sick leave up to April, 0.1% less than in the same period of 2022, with an increase of 0.4% in claims during working hours and a decrease in 6% in the ‘in itinere’.

Likewise, according to provisional data from the Ministry, until April 177,469 accidents without sick leave were reported, 2.9% more than in the same period of 2022.