Inail: “909 deaths at work in the first 10 months of 2022”

They are -10.6% in one year. More deaths in Calabria, Lombardy and Tuscany. In the South + 46.1% cases

There were 909 reports of accidents at work with a fatal outcome presented to Inail by last October, 108 fewer than the 1,017 recorded in the first 10 months of 2021 (-10.6%), synthesis of a decrease in reports observed in the four-month period January-April (-32.5%) and an increase between May and October (+11.7%), in comparison between the two years. There are 127 fewer cases than in the period January-October 2020 (1,036 deaths) and 13 more than in the period January-October 2019 (896 deaths).

At a national level, the data collected on 31 October of each year show, despite the provisional nature of the numbers, a decrease for the first 10 months of 2022, compared to the same period of 2021, only in cases that occurred during work, which fell from 815 to 659, due to the notably lower weight of deaths from Covid-19, while those traveling from 202 to 250. The decline mainly concerned industry and services (from 859 to 772 reports), followed by the state account (from 46 to 32) and agriculture (from 112 to 105).

+ 46.1% cases in the South in the first 10 months of the year

The territorial analysis shows an increase in accident reports to Inail, in the first ten months of the year, in all areas of the country: more consistent in the South (+46.1%), followed by the Islands (+41.7 %), North-West (+39.7%), Center (+35.9%) and North-East (+18.3%). Among the regions with the highest percentage increases, Campania (+84.3%), Liguria (+59.2%) and Lazio (+55.9%) are mainly highlighted.

The increase that emerges from the comparison of the period between 2021 and 2022 is linked both to the female component, which records a +54.3% (from 159,524 to 246,162 complaints), and to the male component, which presents a +21.1 % (from 288,586 to 349,407).

The increase involved both Italian workers (+34.9%), non-EU (+24.8%) and EU workers (+20.6%). The analysis by age group shows generalized increases in all groups. Almost half of the cases are in the 40-59 age group.

More deaths at work in Calabria, Lombardy and Tuscany

From the territorial analysis of the accidents, reported to Inail in the first 10 months of the year, an increase of two fatal cases emerges in the Islands (from 70 to 72) and a decrease of 70 cases in the South (from 271 to 201), 24 in the North-East (from 226 to 202), 10 in the Center (from 196 to 186) and six in the North-West (from 254 to 248). Among the regions with the greatest decreases, Campania (-29 fatal cases), Abruzzo (-19) and Puglia, Lazio and Emilia Romagna (-18 each). Among the regions that record increases, however, we note Calabria (+13 cases), Lombardy and Tuscany (+8 each).

The drop observed between the first 10 months of 2021 and 2022 is linked only to the male component, whose fatal cases reported have gone from 922 to 806, while the female component rises from 95 to 103 cases. The number of reports from Italian workers decreased (from 861 to 735 deaths), while those from EU workers increased (from 37 to 47) and non-EU citizens (from 119 to 127). From the analysis by age group, it should be noted the increase in fatal cases among 25-39 year olds (from 132 to 167 cases) and among the under 20s (from 10 to 20) and the decrease among the over 39s (from 843 to 693).

As of 31 October of this year, there were 16 reports of multiple accidents which occurred in the first 10 months, for a total of 37 deaths, all road traffic. In the period January-October 2021 there were 15 multiple accidents for a total of 35 deaths, 21 of which were road traffic.

+129.1% cases in health and social assistance in the first ten months of 2022

Last October, the number of occupational accidents reported to INAIL increased by 31.3% in the management of industry and services (from 379,405 cases in 2021 to 498,013 in 2022), -3.2% in agriculture (from 22,766 to 22,048) and a +64.4% in the State account (from 45,939 to 75,508).

There are generalized increases in accidents at work in almost all productive sectors, in particular health and social assistance (+129.1%), transport and warehousing (+102.9%), public administration, which includes the activities of bodies in charge of health – asl – and regional, provincial and municipal administrators (+65.4%) and in the activities of accommodation and restaurant services (+61.5%).

Among occupational diseases, widespread osteo-muscular and nervous system pathologies

Pathologies of the osteo-muscular system and connective tissue, those of the nervous system and the ear continue to represent, even in the first 10 months of 2022, the first three occupational diseases reported to Inail in the first ten months of 2022, followed by tumors and diseases of the respiratory system.