An OCCUPATIONAL accident is an unexpected and unplanned occurrence arising out of or in connection with work that results in one or more workers incurring a disease, injury, or death. Occupational accidents are considered to be those in which workers are injured and arise out of or in the course of work, i.e. while engaged in economic activity, at work, or carrying on the employer's business. Apparently, these injuries are responsible for more lost time from work, productivity, and working years of life than any other health condition. Sadly, injuries are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among workers. Thousands of people are killed annually in industrial accidents, and the number of disabling injuries is also a staggering figure in Zambia.
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