316 people injured in industrial accidents in Ural Federal District in 2006

22 February 2007 (08:30)

The regional division of Rostechnadzor (the state environmental and technological safety watchdog) looked at the performance of local industrial enterprises in 2006. There were eight accidents (compared to six in 2005) and 245 incidents (compared to 212 in 2005) altogether. The number of people injured at work went down from 328 in 2005 to 216 in 2006, but the number of fatal cases doubled (18 deaths in 2006 compared to a year earlier), reports Rostechnadzor’s press officer.

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