14 workers died at work in August 2021

    In January – August 2021, 1251 workers of the organizations in the Republic of Belarus suffered as a result of industrial accidents, of which 86 died and 453 were severely injured.

     

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    on deaths at work in the context of the regions of the Republic of Belarus in January – August 2021 in comparison with the same period in 2020

    Name of a subnational entity Total
    January – August 2020 January – August 2021
    Brest Region 16 13
    Vitebsk Region 9 10
    Gomel Region 14 8
    Grodno Region 10 4
    Minsk Region 23 30
    City of Minsk 17 12
    Mogilev Region 6 9
    REPUBLIC OF BELARUS
    95 86

     

    UPDATED INFORMATION

    on severe injuries at work in the context of the regions of the Republic of Belarus in January – August 2021 in comparison with the same period in 2020

    Name of a subnational entity Total
    January – August 2020 January – August 2021
    Brest Region 74 61
    Vitebsk Region 60 56
    Gomel Region 47 53
    Grodno Region 50 52
    Minsk Region 88 92
    City of Minsk 58 83
    Mogilev Region 56 56
    REPUBLIC OF BELARUS
    433 453

     

    Circumstances of accidents provided by the Department of State Labour Inspection:

    On August 03, 2021, when unloading the conveyor rollers from the lifting platform of the loading bunker as a result of its collision with the loader, two electric and gas welders of a private organization in the Minsk region died.

    On August 05, 2021, at a dairy farm in the Gomel region, during the repair of a vacuum pump, without disconnecting the electrical equipment, an electrician of the farm died as a result of an electric shock.

    On August 06, 2021, when unloading sawdust, while on a pallet raised by a forklift, a worker hired under a civil law contract by a private organization in the Minsk region died as a result of falling.

    On August 15, 2021, when and moving a container with frozen fish in the refrigerating chamber, an electric stacker overturned and caused fatal injury to a fish and seafood processing operator of a private organization in the Minsk region.

    On August 20, 2021, while preparing the shot-blasting drum for operation, as a result of the impact on its controls by another worker, a clamping occurred, which led to the fatal injury of a foreman of an industrial organization in Minsk.

    On August 31, 2021, a locksmith of a transport organization in the Mogilev region, when adjusting the front wheel of a car on a brake stand, bent over the wheel in order to tighten the adjusting lever. At this time, another worker turned on the brake stand, as a result of which the victim was spun between the wheel and the wing of the car, which led to his fatal injury.

     

    10.09.2021