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Work accidents up sharply in H1

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The number of workplace accidents in Hungary rose 27.5% to 10,276 in the first half from the January-June period of 2015, a report by the labor oversight department of the Ministry for National Economy shows, as reported by Hungarian news agency MTI.

The data cover accidents that required more than three days of recovery time. The accidents resulted in 36 deaths, 13 more than in the corresponding period a year earlier. 

Accidents in the machinery industry accounted for 2,127 of the total. There were 1,760 accidents in the manufacturing industry, and 1,219 in the logistics and telecommunications sector. Construction sector accidents came to 357, six of these resulting in death. 

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