Just over one in 100 workers in 2017 suffered a work-related injury which required sick leave of four or more days, the national statistics office CBS reported on Friday. The figure is slightly higher than in the previous year.
In total some 93,000 people developed a work-related injury last year. Fifty percent of the accidents were in the health care, trade and industrial sectors. The CBS said this is logical since the sectors employ half the working population.
Every year some 20,000 people are rushed to hospital in an ambulance after a job-related accident. In 75% of cases the people suffered from broken bones, wounds or sprains.