18 MARCH 2021

Occupational accidents 2020

In 2020, 3,622 occupational accidents were registered, of which 2,698 were mild, 915 severe and nine people lost their lives at work. Compared to previous years, the number of mild, severe and fatal occupational accidents decreased. The last year data of the Estonian Labor Inspectorate is now also published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database.

There were fewer occupational accidents during the viral crisis. The 2020 spring’s state of emergency and the consequent restriction of economic activities, as well as the increased attention to the safety and health friendly working environment, had an impact on the reduction of the number of accidents at work.