A total of 28 people died of work-related injuries in Norway last year

Tractor farmerPhoto: Terje Bendiksby / NTB
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New figures from the Norwegian Labor Inspection Authority show that 28 people died as a result of land-based occupational injuries in Norway in 2020.

In 2019, there was one more death than in 2020. Despite a special year for businesses due to the ongoing pandemic, only a small decrease in work-related deaths has been registered between 2019 and 2020.

The industries that stand out in the report are construction, transport and storage, and agriculture. These account for 75% of deaths.

The work equipment that led to many of the deaths includes vehicles and drivable work equipment. 

Last year, 14 out of the 28 accidents occurred while people were using vehicles such as tractors, construction machinery, or agricultural machinery.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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