2019 Automotive sale and services stats

Occupation

Top three occupations with total injuries (1,425)

Occupations Total Percentage
Automotive service technicians 414 29.05%
Machinery and transportation equipment mechanics (except motor vehicle) 279 19.58%
Other installers, repairers and servicers 144 10.11%

Top three occupations with time loss injuries (500)

Occupations Total Percentage
Automotive service technicians 136 27.20%
Machinery and transportation equipment mechanics (except motor vehicle) 81 16.20%
Other installers, repairers and servicers 50 10.00%

Causes

Top five causes for total injuries Claims total Percentage
Contact with objects and equipment 669 46.95%
Bodily reaction and exertion 426 29.89%
Falls 223 15.65%
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 63 4.42%
Transportation accidents 29 2.04%
Top five causes for time loss injuries Claims total Percentage
Bodily reaction and exertion 201 40.20%
Contact with objects and equipment 154 30.80%
Falls 109 21.80%
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 16 3.20%
Transportation accidents 15 3.00%

Body parts

Top three body parts with total injuries (1,425) Claims total Percentage
Hand 375 26.32%
Back 218 15.30%
Leg 197 13.82%
Top three body parts with time loss injuries (500) Claims total Percentage
Back 107 21.40%
Leg 93 18.60%
Hand 85 17.00%

Contact with objects and equipment is the most common cause of injury in automotive sales and services.

50.82% of these injuries are to the hand

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

15.84% of these injuries are to the head

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

12.41% of these injuries are to the eye

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

Bodily reaction and exertion is the other major cause of injury in automotive sales and services.

41.31% of these injuries are to the back

The most common of these injuries are from overexertion in lifting tires, inner tubes or wheels.

20.66% of these injuries are to the leg

The most common of these injuries are from bending, climbing, crawling, reaching or twisting.

15.02% of these injuries are to the shoulder

The most common of these injuries are from overexertion in lifting.