Occupational accidents - Police
An employer is responsible for reporting occupational accidents that have caused death or serious injuries to the Occupational Safety and Health Division of the Regional State Administrative Agencies.
In addition, the employer must also notify the police immediately.
The police record a police investigation report for an occupational accident and investigate the scene of the incident. During investigation, the police document the site and the conditions as well as establish the people involved, the course of events and the personal injuries and property damages caused by the accident.
If the occupational accident has caused a death, the police also conduct a forensic examination to determine the cause of death.
The occupational safety and health authority monitors the compliance of the Occupational Safety and Health Act
The police sends the police investigation data to the Occupational Safety and Health Division of the Regional State Administrative Agencies. The occupational safety and health authority assesses for its part whether there is reason to suspect a breach of occupational safety legislation.
If a crime other than petty is suspected in connection with the occupational accident, the occupational safety and health authority asks the police to perform a pre-trial investigation in the matter.
Before the pre-trial investigation moves into consideration of charges, the police send the pre-trial investigation material accumulated to occupational safety and health authorities for a statement.