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Saudi Aramco YoY work injuries down 44% in 2014

The Kingdom's construction sector accounted for 51.35% of the total 69,000 workplace injuries reported in 2014

Aramco has reduced its workplace injuries in the last three years.
Aramco has reduced its workplace injuries in the last three years.

State oil giant Saudi Aramco reportedly reduced the number of its workplace injuries by over 40% in 2014, it has been revealed.

The company, which follows stringent health and safety guidelines, reported a 44% reduction in workplace injuries in 2014, compared to its 2013 figures. 

Aramco filed 0.42 road accident cases for every 200,000 hours in 2014.

This figure was 29% lower than its 2013 statistics.

The company also completed 6.5 million man hours without major injuries at its gas plant, according to local daily, The Saudi Gazette.

Saudi registered more than 69,000 work injuries in nine economic sectors in 2014, with the construction sector accounting for 51.35% of the total.

Economists and other experts attributed the increase in workplace injuries to the growth in development projects.

These statistics were revealed in a report published by Saudi's General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI). 

Up to 85% of work-related injuries in the Kingdom have occurred in the construction, trade, and downstream sectors, the report stated. 

A previous report by GOSI said almost 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.

The third quarter of 2015 saw 13, 846 workplace injuries reported in the country, of which 11,907 were in the three sectors listed above.

GOSI said 7,179 injuries occurred in the construction sector, 2,606 in trade, and 2,122 in downstream industries. 

The Kingdom's nine regions reported 265 injuries in the mining and petroleum sector, with the country's Eastern Province reporting the highest number of injuries, at 133. 

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