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Accidents whilst engaged in an occupational activity or during the time spent at work
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Social statistics
The expression "whilst engaged in an occupational activity or during the time spent at work" should therefore be understood in broader terms.
It includes:
- Road (traffic) accidents and other transport accidents;
- Accidents on public highway or places;
- Accidents on board any means of transport.

It should be noted that commuting accidents, i.e., road accidents during the journey between home and the workplace, are not included in the ESAW (European Statistics on Accidents at Work) methodology.
Eurostat, "European statistics on accidents at work - Methodology", 1998 Edition, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 1999, p.5 & 6
Related terms
Term Term extension    
  • Road (traffic) accident and other transport accident in the course of work
  • Social statistics View
  • Accident on public highway or places in the course of work
  • Social statistics View
  • Accident on board any means of transport in the course of work
  • Social statistics View
    Statistical theme(s)
  • Population and Social Conditions
  • Other languages
    Term Term extension    
  • Unfälle in Ausübung einer beruflichen Tätigkeit oder in der bei der Arbeit verbrachten Zeitspanne
  • Sozialstatistik View (Deutsch)
  • Accident durant l'exercice d'une activité professionnelle ou pendant la période passée sur le lieu de travail
  • Statistiques sociales View (Français)