The workplace accidents resulted in 493 casualties (226 cases fewer than in the corresponding period last year), including 30 deaths (down 15 cases compared to the same period last year).
Most of the accidents occurred at the industrial production sector such as footwear, apparel and metal processing. Particularly, 21 out of the 30 fatal accidents took place at the construction sector, killing 21 and severely injuring 2 others.
The work accidents often happened at civil construction projects, particularly building of private houses by private contractors or small construction companies, who failed to follow the work health and safety regulations. In addition, the workers themselves also violated work regulations and did not use personal protective equipment.