2018 Automotive Sale & Services Stats

Occupation

Top 3 Occupations with Total Injuries (1,432)

Occupations Total Percentage
Automotive Service Technicians 443 30.94%
Machinery and Transportation Equipment Mechanics (Except Motor Vehicle) 234 16.34%
Other Installers, Repairers and Servicers 115 8.03%

Top 3 Occupations with Time Loss Injuries (445)

Occupations Total Percentage
Automotive Service Technicians 158 35.51%
Machinery and Transportation Equipment Mechanics (Except Motor Vehicle) 58 13.03%
Motor Vehicle and Transit Drivers 35 7.87%

Causes

Top 5 Causes for Injury
Contact with objects and equipment
Bodily reaction and exertion
Falls
Exposure to harmful substances or environments
Transportation accidents
Top 5 Causes for Time Loss Injury
Bodily reaction and exertion
Contact with objects and equipment
Falls
Exposure to harmful substances or environments
Transportation accidents

Body Parts

Most Common Injuries

Contact with objects and equipment is the most common cause of injury in Automotive Sale & Services.

49% of these injuries are to the Hands

The most common of these injuries are from being struck by swinging or slipping cutting hand tools (non-powered).

17% of these injuries are to the Head

The most common of these injuries are from being struck swinging or slipping turning hand tools (non-powered).

15% of these injuries are to the Eye

The most common of these injuries are from being struck by flying chips, particles or splinters.

 

Bodily reaction and exertion is the other major cause of injury in Automotive Sale & Services.

42% of these injuries are to the Back

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

22% of these injuries are to the Leg

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

13% of these injuries are to the Shoulder

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