The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics revealed in a report that manufacturing activities caused the largest share of work injury cases, 56%, followed by transportation and storage activities at 10% of the total number of cases in 2016.
The total number of work injury cases in Egypt in 2016 reached 13,620 cases, down from 15,911 in 2015, a decrease of 14.4%.
The report explained that the number of work injury cases in the governmental sector decreased in 2016 by 22.3% to reach 2,082 cases in 2016, compared to 2,680 in 2015.
Meanwhile, the report stated that the number of work injury cases in the public business sector reached 6,515 cases in 2016 compared to 10,224 in 2015, a decrease of 36.3%.
On the other hand, the number of work injury cases in the private and investment sectors reached 5,023, up from 3,007 in 2015, an increase of 67.04%
“Total number of work injury cases for males reached 12,672 cases, representing 93%, compared to 948 cases for females, representing 7% of the total number of cases in 2016,” the report announced.
In terms of treatment, the report stated that the total cases of full treatment amounted to 82% of the total number of cases in 2016, while the total cases under treatment reached 15.5% of the total cases in 2016 and the cases of partial treatmentwere 2% of the total number of cases in 2016.
The report further stated that incidents of death reached 0.5% of the total number of cases in 2016.
This report was issued last Saturday, on the occasion of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, which is celebrated annually on 28 April.
This day has been associated with global trade union movements for the commemoration of victims of occupational accidents and diseases.
It was adopted by the International Labour Organisation in 2003, in commemoration of workers who lost their lives as a result of accidents and those who were injured due to work-related incidents.
This year’s celebration is under the theme “accurate data will help to save lives.”