Administrative records show that 1,229 persons were involved in a non-fatal accident at work in the second half of 2022.
The majority of these non-fatal accidents occurred in the construction sector (211 or 17.2 per cent). Another 201 or 16.4 per cent of the accidents occurred in the manufacturing sector followed by the transportation and storage sector (173 or 14.1 per cent). When compared to the same period in 2021, the largest increase in the number of accidents was in the construction sector (25 or 13.4 per cent) (Table 1).
The largest share of accidents at work during the reference period involved persons working in elementary occupations followed by craft and related trades workers (Table 2).
Almost half (44.3 per cent) of the injuries at work affected the upper extremities of the body, such as the fingers and hands (Table 4). Wounds and superficial injuries, and dislocations, sprains and strains were the most common types of injuries, amounting to 686 and 354 cases respectively (Table 5).
In the second half of 2022, 29.2 per cent of the accidents at work took place in enterprises with 500 employees or more (Table 7).
In 2022, 852 non-fatal accidents per 100,000 employed persons were reported. The highest standardised incidence rate of non-fatal accidents at work was recorded in manufacturing followed by construction and transportation and storage (Table 9).
Between July and December 2022, the Occupational Health and Safety Authority (OHSA) reported seven fatal accidents at work. There were three fatal accidents at work in the corresponding period of 2021.
Bormla; Il-Fgura; Il-Furjana; Ħal Luqa; Ħaż-Żabbar; Il-Kalkara; Il-Marsa; Raħal Ġdid; Santa Luċija; L-Isla; Ħal Tarxien; Valletta; Il-Birgu; Ix-Xgħajra.
Birkirkara; Il-Gżira; Ħal Qormi; Il-Ħamrun; L-Imsida; Pembroke; San Ġwann; Santa Venera; San Ġiljan; Is-Swieqi; Ta’ Xbiex; Tal-Pietà; Tas-Sliema.
Birżebbuġa; Il-Gudja; Ħal Għaxaq; Ħal Kirkop; Ħal Safi; Marsaskala; Marsaxlokk; L-Imqabba; Il-Qrendi; Iz-Żejtun; iz-Żurrieq.
Ħad-Dingli; Ħal Balzan; Ħal Lija; Ħ’Attard; Ħaż-Żebbuġ; L-Iklin; L-Imdina; L-Imtarfa; Ir-Rabat; Is-Siġġiewi.
Ħal Għargħur; Il-Mellieħa; L-Imġarr; Il-Mosta; In-Naxxar; San Pawl Il-Baħar.
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Il-Fontana; Għajnsielem and Comino; L-Għarb; L-Għasri; Il-Munxar; In-Nadur; Il-Qala; San Lawrenz; Ta’ Kerċem; Ta’ Sannat; Ir-Rabat; Ix-Xagħra; Ix-Xewkija; Iż-Żebbuġ.