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The number of Kazakhstani injured at work has increased by almost 15% over the year

Last year, 2,449 accidents were registered, where the proportion of women injured formed 18.2% of the total number. Compared to 2021, the number of injured increased by 14.8%. 287 people among casualties were injured in group accidents, 657 - from occupational diseases, 34 - from poisoning. This was reported by the Bureau of National Statistics of the Agency for Strategic Planning and Reforms of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The number of Kazakhstani injured at work has increased by almost 15% over the year

As a result of accident, 584 people received subcutaneous fractures, 444 - superficial injuries, 273 - injuries from concussion and trauma to internal organs, 143 - other fractures (with dislocation, displacement), 113 – compound fractures, 108 - thermal burns.

The highest injury rate is in the Karaganda region. In 2022, 460 cases were recorded in this region, which formed 18.8% of the total number of cases. The Ulytau region is in the second place with 307 people injured at work (12.5% of the total).

The manufacturing industry occupies the largest share in terms of injury risk. This industry accounted for 29.8% of accidents last year (26.8% - 2021). The mining industry is the second with 23.9% (20.8% - 2021) affected. The smallest number of injuries, 2.4%, occurs in agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

The most common occupational diseases in the reporting year were: dorsalgia - non-specific back pain (289 people); radiculopathy - a neurological syndrome (289 people) and lesions of the intervertebral discs of other departments (211 people).

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