Decrease in work-related deaths in Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 16
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iran's Ministry of Labor has published statistics about work accidents in the first 9 months of the current Iranian fiscal year (Mar. 21 - Dec. 21), Mehr news agency reported Feb. 16.
The report says that work accidents decreased by 3.4 percent compared to the same period last year.
It added that while the number had soared from 697 deaths in the Iranian fiscal year 1383 (Mar. 21, 2004 - Mar. 20, 2005) to 1,994 in 1392 (Mar. 21, 2012 - Mar. 20, 2013), it experienced a 3.4-percent decline in the 9-month period this year to reach 1,506.
Of the people who died in work-related accidents, 1,494 were men and 12 were women.
Meanwhile, Tehran with 364, Razavi Khorasan with 120, and Isfahan with 112 deaths counted for the provinces with the highest work-related deaths.
Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad with five, North Khorasan with eight, and Ilam and South Khorasan each with nine deaths made the provinces with the lowest work-related death rates.
The report also says that falling from heights counted for the most frequent cause of the deaths with 685 cases related to it.
It further mentioned that 333 cases were related to hitting hard surfaces, 228 to electrocution, 72 to anoxia, 58 to burns, and 130 to other causes.
Also, in the same period 22,949 people were sent to forensic centers due to work-related accidents, showing 0.9 percent growth compared to the same period last year.
Edited by CN