Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Report Shows Fewer Saskatchewan Workers off the Job Due to Accidents

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Report Shows Fewer Saskatchewan Workers off the Job Due to Accidents

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Report shows less time lost due to accidents

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REGINA - The annual report from the Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board shows on-the-job injuries resulting in lost time declined 2.07 per cent in 2015 to their lowest level in more than two decades.

The report also shows Saskatchewan now has the fourth-highest injury rate in Canada -- down from second place in 2013.

As well, workplace fatalities declined from 39 in 2014 to 32 last year.

There were more than 25,000 accepted injury claims last year, with trucking, manufacturing and health care leading the way.

Overall, 87 per cent of workplaces were free of any injury reports.

Peter Federko, the board's CEO, says the figures are encouraging and give hope for achieving even better goals for reducing the amount of time lost due to accidents. …

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