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50,000 hurt in Saudi work accidents in first 9 months of 2015

95% of injuries suffered by non-Saudis, with most incidents occurring in the construction sector - report

50,000 hurt in Saudi work accidents in first 9 months of 2015
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Up to 50,000 workers – the majority of them non-Saudis – have been hurt in work-related accidents in the first nine months of 2015.

The figures, released by the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI), said that injuries sustained by Saudi nationals made up only 5 percent of the figure.

According to Arab News, the construction industry was responsible for the highest number of incidents, with 17 percent of the total. The next highest sectors were trade activity and manufacturing.

The highest number of injuries took place in the Makkah region, followed by the Eastern region and Riyadh.

The study also showed that 0.3 percent of the injuries (533 incidents) were sustained by women.

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