More fatalities in logging and mining in Ontario



    MONTREAL, Nov. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Workers in logging and in mining in
Ontario are more likely to die from a work accident than those in Québec or
British Columbia. While these two industries represent less than 1% of the
Ontario workforce, they are the origin of 9% of all of the compensated deaths
following an occupational accident.
    At least this is what is indicated in an original study carried out by
the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail
(IRSST) that compares the compensated deaths in the three Canadian provinces
with the most workers. The study compares the deaths in eight economic
activity sectors.
    For more details or to download the report:
http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-529.pdf




For further information:

For further information: Maura Tomi, Communications Division, IRSST,
mautom@irsst.qc.ca, (514) 288-1551

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