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Old 01.07.2011, 16:49
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One in three work-related accidents involves a foreigner

This topic, or at least stuff around the edges , has been discussed before, I'm sure.

Still, at the risk of repetition, not to mention deviation or, erm, hesitation...

Is this because one in three people working in Switzerland is a foriegner? Or maybe because foriegners generally work in riskier jobs than the Swiss? Y'know, like teaching, or IT, or selling cheese, as opposed to, I don't know, being in the Swiss Army? (Gotta be one of the safest armies to be in in the world, surely?)

What I find somewhat humourous is that Germans now lead the way over Italians. I never thought of Germans as being accident prone before. Italians, well yes, but Germans? Is this a change to the typical tuetonic characteristics we're used to?

To paraphrase a certain somebody, obviously the British didn't figure in this survey as they're not foriegners.

And why wasn't the headline "Swiss involved in more accidents at work than foriegners"? Surely that would have carried more shock value?
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Re: One in three work-related accidents involves a foreigner

perhaps on the front page of the paper,it s better for them if you read 'accident'and foreigners' on the same sentence,imagine if.....'2 of 3 work-related accidents involves swiss'.....ups
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