2019 Heavy (road) construction stats

Occupation

Top three occupations with total injuries (579)

Occupations Total Percentage
Trades helpers and labourers 131 22.63%
Heavy equipment operators 87 15.03%
Motor vehicle and transit drivers 82 14.16%

Top three occupations with time loss injuries (158)

Occupations Total Percentage
Motor vehicle and transit drivers 39 24.68%
Trades helpers and labourers 33 20.89%
Heavy equipment operators 27 17.09%

Causes

Cause  Claims total  Percentage
Contact with objects and equipment 248 42.83%
Bodily reaction and exertion 179 30.92%
Falls 75 12.95%
Transportation accidents 33 5.70%
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 31 5.35%
Cause Claims total Percentage
Bodily reaction and exertion 69 43.67%
Contact with objects and equipment 42 26.58%
Falls 25 15.82%
Transportation accidents 16 10.13%
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 3 1.90%

Body Parts

Top five body parts with total injuries (579) Claims total Percentage
Hand 142 24.53%
Leg 106 18.31%
Back 81 13.99%
Top five body parts with time loss injuries (158) Claims total Percentage
Back 36 22.78%
Leg 34 21.52%
Hand 23 14.56%

Contact with objects and equipment is the most common cause of injury in heavy (road) construction.

51.61% 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.

12.10% of these injuries are to the head

The most common of these injuries are due to struck by swinging or slipping object such as ropes, ties.

10.48% 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 heavy (road) construction.

33.52% of these injuries are to the back

The most common of these injuries are due to overexertion in lifting such as parts and materials, uns.,pipes, ducts, tubing,tires, inner tubes, wheels.

32.40% of these injuries are to the leg

The most common of these injuries are due to slip, trip, twisting, stepped on or in, loss of balance – without fall such as bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker

16.20% of these injuries are to the shoulder

The most common of these injuries are due to other bodily reaction and exertion such as bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker.