Work-related deaths on the rise

International Labour Organization report cites poor supervision and lack of government enforcement for increase
||Last Updated: 10/28/2005

More than two million people around the world are dying due to work-related injuries and diseases each year, stated a recent report.

“Every day, on average, some 5,000 or more women and men around the world lose their lives because of work-related accidents and illness,” said International Labour Organization director-general Juan Somavia in a statement.

This represents a 10 per cent increase from the ILO’s previous report released in 2002, which was based on data from 1998. The ILO’s most recent report, entitled