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Occupational accidents and diseases

Here you will find statistics about occupational accidents and diseases in forestry and forest industry.

Fewer reported occupational accidents in 2022

Statistics about occupational injuries are gathered by the Swedish Work Environment Authority and from these specific statistics on forestry and forest industry are published.

The 96 accidents reported in 2022 is a decrease from 2021 when 130 injuries were reported. The number of reported injuries has fluctuated between 95 and 120 since 2008.

Note that these are only statistics on the number of reported accidents, there is no knowledge of the true occurrence of occupational accidents. Changes between years might only be a consequence of changed reporting habits.

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Since 2008 a total of 58 accidents have been fatal in forestry, sawmills and paper production industries.

Sex SNI02 SNI16 SNI17 Total
Men 29 15 9 53
Women .. .. .. 5

Källa: Arbetsmiljöverket

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The two most common causes of the accidents are loss of control of machinery/equipment, followed by fall accidents.

Logotype Official Statistics of Sweden
Logotype Official Statistics of Sweden
Logotype Official Statistics of Sweden
  • Last Updated: 12/7/2023