Perkeso receives 60,000 reports of workplace accidents annually

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Perkeso receives 60,000 reports of workplace accidents annually

PUTRAJAYA: The Social Security Organisation (Perkeso) receives about 60,000 reports of work-related and commuting accidents and occupational diseases every year, said Deputy Human Resources Minister Mustapha Sakmud.

He said 64,168 cases were reported last year, of which 35,015 cases involved industrial or workplace mishaps and 29,153 cases were commuting accidents.

"During this period, 864 workers died — 255 due to industrial accidents and 609 due to commuting accidents, an increase from the 525 workers who died in road accidents the previous year (2021).

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