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Which is why the accidents in Switzerland have increased

The Swiss accident insurance provider Suva has recorded in the past year, 474'073 accidents. The are 2.0 percent more than in the previous year. As the reaso

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Which is why the accidents in Switzerland have increased

The Swiss accident insurance provider Suva has recorded in the past year, 474'073 accidents. The are 2.0 percent more than in the previous year. As the reason for the increase in Suva is the beautiful weather .

in The snowy Winter and Sunny summer meant that in the past year, more people in Switzerland spent leisure time outside, such as the Suva on Wednesday writes in a message. Therefore, more people are Hiking, Biking or skiing accident. A total of 276'317 leisure accidents were recorded in 2018. This corresponds to an increase from 2017 to 2.7 percent.

The number of occupational accidents and occupational diseases is also increased, however, to "only" 1.9 percent to 181'315 cases. This increase is in line according to the Suva with the increase in the number of employees. The decrease of accidents and occupational diseases in the accident insurance for the unemployed by 6.9 per cent to 16'441 cases Suva leads to the decline in the unemployment rate.

in General, the number of occupational accidents have decreased in the past few years, while the percentage of recreational accidents has increased, Suva. Today, the relationship is approximately 60% recreational to 40 percent of work-related accidents.

Hiking is not dangerous

Broken down by recreational activity was recorded in the Suva around 23'000 accidents while Hiking and Walking, approximately 18'000 accidents when riding a Bicycle and Biking, and just under 14'000 Ski and about 2400 Snowboard accidents.

from April to September, significantly more leisure time accidents. Has increased, in particular, the number of accidents while Cycling and Biking as well as Hiking and Walking, namely by 17 per cent each.

differences in the age groups

the 50-Year-olds were 6 percent more accidents recorded. This group of people prefer it in warm weather, probably the most frequently into the open, left Suva statistician Peter Andermatt in the message quote. In the case of the 20-Year-old, however, the number of accidents to 1.9 per cent.

In the 20 - to 29-Year-old with a Plus of 0.6 per cent, barely a change. In the case of the other age groups, the accident numbers increased moderately, between 2.0 and 4.6 percent.

The Figures are based on all those persons registered at Suva in the mandatory accident insurance. Around half of all employed in Switzerland, around two million people are insured with Suva against the consequences of accidents and occupational diseases. (fal/sda)

Created: 30.01.2019, 11:38 PM

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