2019 Commercial construction stats

Occupation

Top three occupations with total injuries (703)

Occupations Total Percentage
Trades helpers and labourers 203 28.88%
Carpenters and cabinetmakers 107 15.22%
Other construction trades 97 13.80%

Top three occupations with time loss injuries (166)

Occupations Total Percentage
Trades helpers and laborers 43 25.90%
Other construction trades 33 19.88%
Carpenters and cabinetmakers 22 13.25%

Causes

Top five causes for total injuries Claims total Percentage
Contact with objects and equipment 315 44.81%
Bodily reaction and exertion 213 30.30%
Falls 108 15.36%
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 50 7.11%
Transportation accidents 11 1.56%
Top five causes for time loss injuries Claims total Percentage
Bodily reaction and exertion 74 44.58%
Contact with objects and equipment 42 25.30%
Falls 36 21.69%
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 7 4.22%
Transportation accidents 6 3.61%

Body parts

Top three body parts with total injuries (703) Claims total Percentage
Hand 164 23.33%
Leg 110 15.65%
Back 96 13.66%
Top three body parts with time loss injuries (166) Claims total Percentage
Back 40 24.10%
Leg 31 18.67%
Hand 26 15.66%

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

44.76% of these injuries are to the hand

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

21.59% of these injuries are to the eye

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

9.84% of these injuries are to the arm

The most common of these injuries are from being struck by swinging or slipping objects.

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

38.03% of these injuries are to the back

The most common of these injuries are from overexertion in lifting wood, lumber or other building materials (solid elements).

23.47% of these injuries are to the leg

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

15.49% of these injuries are to the shoulder

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