ILO estimates that 345,000 workers
have died in incidents at the workplace.
This page allows you to access details
of the numbers of workers who the ILO estimated to
have died in 2002 at work in different counties of
also allows you to find out the country with the most
and least estimated total numbers of workplace deaths.
also gives the numbers of deaths that the governments
of each country provided to the ILO.
numbers of deaths includes employees, the self employed
and sole traders (i.e farmers) who have died on land,
at sea or in the air. It includes work-related transport
incidents (though not work-related commuting incidents).
It does not include members of the public who have
died from work-related incidents.
read how the ILO makes the estimates, click
find out the numbers of deaths of a particular country,
click first on the appropriate continent below.
go do the ILO webpage where the original data can
be accessed, click
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does ILO make the estimates
According to an ILO paper, the ILO uses:
statistics and other information from as many different
sourcesas can be found and which could be regarded
to be as reliable as possible, in order to calculate
new estimated for work-related mortality. When no
material is available, assumptions are made. The
assumptions are based on studies or statistics from
other countries where employment and/or the economic
structure are about similiar."
ILO has done household studies in different countries
in different continents which help make estimates
regarding other countries of the same type.
ILO figures on these pages are based on latest available
statistics (from those member States that have reported
them properly), which is mostly in year 2001
download the ILO paper - which is in draft form only
- on how they calculate the estimates, click
reason why there is often such a difference between
the numbers reported by a country and the numbers
of deaths estimated by the ILO is because (a) the
obligations upon employers and others to report deaths
to the authorities do not cover most of the work-force
and (b) there is serious under-reporting by employers
and others to the authorities.