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Russia reports decline in occupational fatalities and accidents

January 21, 2014, 15:57 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, January 21. /ITAR-TASS/. The Russian Federal Labor and Employment Service has reported a decline in the country’s occupation fatalities from 3,000 to 2,600 in 2013.

“Unfortunately, last year 2,600 people died at work, of them 201 women and four workers under 18 years,” the service’s head, Vsevolod Vukolov, said, noting a declining trend in occupational accidents.

“We registered a 15 percent reduction of occupational accidents with serious consequences as against 2012,” he said. “In 2012 there were 10,000 such cases and in 2013 - 8,700 cases.

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