Socso paid RM1.4 billion in industrial accident compensation in 2021

Socso head of prevention, medical and rehabilitation division, Dr Azlan Darus, says the construction industry has among the highest number of fatal accidents. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 29, 2022.

THE Social Security Organisation (Socso) has paid a total of RM1.4 billion in 2021 in compensation involving industrial accidents across all industries, which include local and foreign workers.

Head of prevention, medical and rehabilitation division, Dr Azlan Darus, said that in 2021, Socso’s interim data recorded a total of 61,447 accident cases, whereby 36,794 cases involved industrial accidents, with almost 700 deaths and a further 24,683 cases were accidents during workers’ commute to the workplace.

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