2018 Commercial Construction Stats

Occupation

Top 3 Occupations with Total Injuries (799)

Occupations Total Percentage
Trades Helpers and Labourers 230 28.79%
Other Construction Trades 126 15.77%
Carpenters and Cabinetmakers 112 14.02%

Top 3 Occupations with Time Loss Injuries (221)

Occupations Total Percentage
Trades Helpers and Laborers 63 28.51%
Other Construction Trades 39 17.65%
Carpenters and Cabinetmakers 29 13.12%

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
Other events or exposures

Body Parts

Most Common Injuries

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

42% 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).

18% of these injuries are to the Eye

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

10% of these injuries are to the Head

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.

35% 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).

27% of these injuries are to the Leg

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

16% of these injuries are to the Shoulder

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