Latvia -More attention needed for safe workplace -March 6, 2013

The number of people killed in workplace accidents in Latvia is twice as high as the average number in Europe. An expert on occupational safety of the Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia stated this during the opening a new occupational safety campaign. Between the beginning of January and Feb. 11 of 2013, twelve persons were killed in work-related accidents, a threefold increase when compared to the same period last year, according to information from the State Labour Inspectorate.



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