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Falling accidents occur frequently and occasion high costs

Falls caused by slipping, stumbling, rolling one’s ankle, or misstepping are the primary accident black spot in the majority of companies and institutions. Please observe the information compiled here in order to avoid falling accidents.

Falling accidents account for about 20 percent of all accidents.

This is related to annual costs of

  • about € 330 million in insurance payments and
  • about € eight billion in production loss.

This means: preventing falling accidents reduces the costs.

Share of falling accidents in the total number of accidents Share of falling accidents in the total number of accidents

Graph: Distribution of the falling accidents caused by slipping according to flooring materials Distribution of the falling accidents caused by slipping according to flooring materials

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