The Region of Murcia registered 20 fatal accidents between January and November 2020, six less than in the same period of 2019, as reflected in the bulletin of occupational accidents of the Regional Confederation of Business Organizations of Murcia (CROEM), collected by Europa Press. In total, 15,867 work accidents with sick leave during the period January-November 2020, 13.9% less than in the same period in 2019. Of all of them, 14,109 occurred during the working day and 1,758 were accidents in itinere.
In relation to 2019, there was a variation of -13.9% in the total accidents with sick leave. Of them, those produced in the day recorded a 13% decrease, while commuting accidents did so by 20.4%. Of the 20 fatal accidents registered from January to November 2020, 15 were during work hours and 5 in itinere, according to the Croem newsletter.
According to severity, 14,015 minor accidents during work hours2,099 less than in the previous year; 79 serious accidents, 3 less than in 2019; and 15 fatal accidents, 7 less than in the same period of the previous year. By activity sectors, services was the one with the highest number of accidents with sick leave (5,597), followed by industry (3,464), agriculture (3,217) and construction (1,831).
The 14,109 work accidents with sick leave, meant an Incidence Rate of 2,432.8 accidents for every one hundred thousand workers, which was 12.8% less than in 2019.
Regarding work accidents with sick leave according to severity, 1,728 minor accidents were registered, 455 less than in the previous year; 25 serious accidents (four more than in 2019); and five fatal accidents (one more than in the same period last year). In addition, 752 parts of occupational diseases with sick leave were reported, 185 less than in the same period of 2019, experiencing a decrease of 19.7%
Based on these data, Croem praised that the progressive decrease in occupational accidents in the Region of Murcia, which during this period decreased by 13% in relation to accidents with sick leave. With regard to on-the-go, those that occurred when going to or returning from the workplace, their good performance stood out as they were reduced by 20.4% compared to the same period in 2019.
Croem considers it necessary to show that the Region, with a decrease of 31.8%, was together with Aragon and the Valencian Community where fatal accidents at work decreased the most.
Similarly, all sectors of economic activity recorded significant decreases in the accident rate compared to last year, led by services (5,597 accidents, -20.9%), agriculture (3,217 accidents, -8.5%), construction ( 1,831 accidents, -6.4%) and industry (3,464 accidents, -5.6%).
Regarding work accidents with sick leave due to Covid-19, in the Region of Murcia, 56 until November. Said consideration results from having contracted the SARS-CoV2 virus and being exposed to that specific risk during the provision of health or social-health services, being accredited by the Occupational Risk Prevention and Occupational Health services upon understanding that the requirements demanded in the Article 156.2.e) of the revised text of the General Law of Social Security.