Deaths at work, Inail: “264 in the first 4 months of 2023, +3 in one year”

Greater increases in Liguria, Umbria and Campania. The complaints of Italian workers are constant, those of non-EU citizens are on the rise

The reports of accidents at work with a fatal outcome presented to Inail in the first quarter of 2023 totaled 264three more than the 261 recorded in the first quarter of 2022, 42 less than in 2021, 16 less than in 2020 and 39 less than in 2019. At the national level, the data collected on 30 April of each year show for the first quarter of 2023 compared to the same period of 2022, despite the provisional nature of the numbers, a decrease only in fatal cases during the journey, which fell from 70 to 57, while those that occurred during work went from 191 to 207. The increase concerned only the industry and services (from 219 to 227 complaints), unlike agriculture (which drops from 31 to 28) and the State Account (from 11 to 9).

fromterritorial analysis an increase emerges in the North-West (from 74 to 79 cases), in the Center (from 58 to 60) and in the Islands (from 17 to 20), a decrease in the North-East (from 65 to 60) and in the South (from 47 to 45). Among the regions with the greatest increases are Liguria, Umbria and Campania (+6 fatal cases each), while the most evident decreases are those of Puglia (-6), Tuscany, Emilia Romagna and the Autonomous Province of Bolzano ( -4 each).

The increase observed in the comparison between the first quarters of 2022 and 2023 is linked only to the male component, whose fatal cases reported have gone from 233 to 243, while for the female component there is a decrease, from 28 to 21. The reports are constant of Italian workers (217 in both quarters), those of non-EU citizens increasing (from 29 to 39) and those of EU citizens decreasing (from 15 to 8). An analysis by age group shows increases among the under 29s (from 28 to 36 cases) and among the over 49s (from 133 to 161) and decreases in the 30-49 age group (from 100 to 67). As of April 30 of this year there were three reports of multiple accidents, for a total of six deaths, two of which were road traffic. Also in the first quarter of 2022 there were three multiple accidents for a total of six deaths, all road traffic.