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Over 10,000 workplace accident cases settled

March 22, 2021 12:25 pm

The Ministry of Employment and Industrial Relations has settled and closed 10,768 workplace accident and death cases in the last decade.

Minister, Parveen Kumar says they’ve paid over $28.7m as compensation for these cases.

In his Ministerial Statement in Parliament today, Kumar highlighted the top four high-risk workplace accidents are in the construction industry, wholesale and retail trade, restaurants, hotels, and the manufacturing sector.

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Kumar says there are currently 790 pending cases.

“Over the same period, there were a total of 563 deaths. This comprises of 65 death cases in the private sector with compensation of $1, 510, 185.44 as compared to 498 deaths in the public sector and total compensation of $11,786, 228.32.”

The Minister says over the same period they recorded 65 deaths in the private sector and paid over $13.2m in compensation.

Kumar adds that 498 deaths were recorded in the public sector and compensation of over $11.7m has been paid.

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