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Saudi: construction labour most injured in 9M 2015

by Neha Bhatia on Dec 30, 2015


Most workplace injuries in Saudi occurred in the construction sector during 9M 2015. [Representational image]
Most workplace injuries in Saudi occurred in the construction sector during 9M 2015. [Representational image]

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Up to 50,000 workers, the majority of them non-Saudis and in the construction sector, have been hurt in work-related accidents in the first nine months of 2015.

According to Arab News, a report issued by the Kingdom's General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) states 300 Saudis have sustained work injuries during the period. 

Non-Saudis represent 95% of the total injuries. 

The construction industry accounted for 17% of the injuries, followed by trade activity and manufacturing, the report added. 

A source told Arab News most these injuries occurred in the Makkah region (20,877 cases), followed by the Eastern (12,768) and Riyadh (11,986) regions. 



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