According to the Swedish Work Environment Authority, four sectors had the highest rate of fatal accidents between 2011 and 2020:
- Construction activities
- Agriculture and forestry
- Manufacturing industry
Men aged between 55 and 64 working in one-man businesses, or businesses with few employees, are the main victims of fatal accidents at work. Over the last decade, nine out of ten people involved in fatal accidents at work have been men.
Truck drivers have been the most vulnerable to fatal accidents over time. A total of 66 truck and lorry drivers lost their lives at work in the last decade. Other occupations affected include crop and livestock farmers, construction workers, construction equipment operators, forestry workers, maintenance mechanics, machine repairers, plumbers, and firefighters