According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), 2.3 million people worldwide die annually as a result of occupational illnesses and accidents at work. In addition, there are 860,000 occupational accidents every day. The direct or indirect cost of occupational illness and accidents at work is estimated at US$2.8 trillion worldwide.
A world without fatal or serious occupational accidents is possible, the organizers of the Xx World Congress on Safety and Health At Work 2014 have appealed, as the largest global occupational safety event opened in Frankfurt, Germany on Monday.
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