Definition: Road (traffic) accident and other transport accident in the course of work
The road traffic accidents in the course of work are included in the ESAW (European Statistics on Accidents at Work) methodology. Road accidents concern persons whose occupational activity is exerted mainly on public highways, e.g., lorry or coach drivers, but also those occupational activities which frequently or occasionally imply journeys on public roads. These occupational activities include, e.g., repairing, commercial activities or other service activities carried out at the premises of the customers. This includes also a car accident, say, of a manager who occasionally goes, in the course of work, from his office to an external meeting. Such an accident would still be considered as a work accident to be included in the ESAW (European Statistics on Accidents at Work) methodology, even if the place belongs to his company or a client, another company or institution. Road traffic accidents as described above also include incidences in car parks and the internal carrier-ways at the premises of the enterprise.
Eurostat, "European statistics on accidents at work - Methodology", 1998 Edition, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 1999, p.5