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Workplace accidents up in first half of 2016

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Workplace deaths in the first half of this year went up from a year ago, as did the number of minor injuries sustained at work. Major injuries, however, decreased.

[SINGAPORE] Workplace deaths in the first half of this year went up from a year ago, as did the number of minor injuries sustained at work. Major injuries, however, decreased.

There were 42 fatal work accidents from January to June this year, compared to 30 in the same period last year, according to a Workplace Safety and Health Institute report released on Monday. This is a 40 per cent increase.

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