Accident occurrence

Within the scope of the accident insurance institutions for the industrial and public sectors, a total of 877,071 reportable accidents at work occurred in 2016 which resulted either in death or in incapacity for work for more than three days, that’s an increase of 1.3 %. The risk of accidents at work per 1,000 full time equivalent employees (FTE) declined to 21.89 (-0.4 %).

In 2016, 14,132 serious accidents at work were recorded which resulted in payment of a pension or death benefit. The risk of serious accidents at work per 1,000 full time equivalent employees (FTE) thus fell by 3.9 %, from 0.367 in 2014 to 0.353 in 2016. In addition, 424 fatal work-related accidents occurred reaching its all-time low.

The 186,070 reportable commuting accidents in the industrial and public sectors constitute an increase compared to the previous year, from 3.78 to 3.85 per 1,000 insurance relationships.

The 4,716 new commuting accident pensions represent a reduction in the accident risk per 1,000 insurance relationships, from 0.102 per 1,000 insurance relationships in 2015 to 0.098 in 2016 (-3.9 %). The number of fatal commuting accidents also decreased from 348 to 311.

Accident insurance in industrial and public sector
2015 2016 Change in %
Reportable accidents at work 866,056 877,071 + 1.27
per 1,000 full time equivalent employees (FTE) 21.98 21.89 - 0.42
Reportable commuting accidents 179,181 186,070 + 3.84
per 1,000 weighted insurance relationships 3.78 3.85 + 1.82
Reportable accidents, total 1,045,237 1,063,141 + 1.71
Accidents at work -
new pensions
14,460 14,132 - 2.27
per 1,000 full time equivalent employees (FTE) 0.367 0.353 - 3.90
Commuting accidents -
new pensions
4,809 4,716 - 1.93
per 1,000 weighted insurance relationships 0.102 0.098 - 3.85
New pensions, total 19,269 18,848 - 2.18
Fatal accidents at work 470 424 - 9.79
Fatal commuting accidents 348 311 - 10.63
Fatal accidents, total 818 735 - 10.15