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UPDATED: 14:28, June 08, 2006
Macao sees rise in number of industrial accidents in 2005
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Macao recorded 4,956 work-related accidents in 2005, a year-on-year of 7.6 percent over 2004, the Labor Affairs Bureau announced Thursday.

The statistics issued by the bureau showed that some 60 percent of the victims, among whom were 15 fatalities, were male and around 45.6 percent of the victims were aged between 25 and 44.

Most of the accidents were reported by the sectors of hotel, restaurant and construction and more than 1,000 of the victims were unskilled laborers, the figures show.

Some 29.7 percent of the victims sustained hand injuries, followed by chest (19.7 percent) and leg injuries (17.5 percent), according to the statistics.

Macao has a population of nearly 500,000.

Source: Xinhua

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