2019 Agriculture stats

Occupation

Top three occupations with total injuries (442)

Occupations Total Percentage
Agriculture and horticulture workers 125 28.28%
Contractors, operators and supervisors in agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture 106 23.98%
Longshore workers and material handlers 32 7.24%

Top three occupations with time loss injuries (168)

Occupations Total Percentage
Agriculture and horticulture workers 62 36.90%
Contractors, operators and supervisors in agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture 45 26.79%
Longshore workers and material handlers 10 5.95%

Causes

Top five causes for injury Claims total Precentage
Contact with objects and equipment 170 38.46%
Bodily reaction and exertion 100 22.62%
Falls 83 18.78%
Assaults, violent acts, attacks, harassment 43 9.73%
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 30 6.79
Top five causes for time loss injury Claims total Percentage
Contact with objects and equipment 50 29.76%
Bodily reaction and exertion 41 24.40%
Falls 40 23.81
Assaults, violent acts, attacks, harassment 22 13.10%
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 8 4.76%

Body parts

Top three body parts with total injuries (442) Claims total Percentage
Hand 80 18.10%
Leg 75 16.97%
Head 52 11.76%
Top four body parts with time loss injuries (168) Claims total Precentage
Leg 36 21.43%
Back 21 12.50%
Hand 21 12.50%
Arm 18 10.71%

Contact with objects and equipment is the most common cause of injury in agriculture.

36.47% of these injuries are to hand

The most common of these injuries are due to struck by swinging or slipping object such as cutting handtools – nonpowered.

15.29% of these injuries are to eye

The most common of these injuries are due to struck by flying object such as chips, particles, splinters.

13.53% of these injuries are to head

The most common of these injuries are due to struck by swinging or slipping object such as conveyors – gravity, fasteners, gates, jacks, other handtools – nonpowered, other special process machinery, striking and nailing handtools – nonpowered.

Bodily reaction and exertion is the other major cause of injury in agriculture.

32% of these injuries are to back

The most common of these injuries are due to overexertion in lifting such as bags, sacks, totes.

32% of these injuries are to Leg

The most common of these injuries are due to bending, climbing, crawling, reaching, twisting such as bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker.

14% of these injuries are to shoulder

The most common of these injuries are due to overexertion in lifting such as bags, sacks, totes, bundles, bales, electric parts, machine and appliance parts.