2018 Heavy (Road) Construction Stats

Occupation

Top 3 Occupations with Total Injuries (657)

Occupations Total Percentage
Trades Helpers and Labourers 174 26.48%
Heavy Equipment Operators 120 18.26%
Motor Vehicle and Transit Drivers 102 15.53%

Top 3 Occupations with Time Loss Injuries (175)

Occupations Total Percentage
Trades Helpers and Labourers 43 24.57%
Motor Vehicle and Transit Drivers 38 21.71%
Heavy Equipment Operators 32 18.29%

Causes

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

Body Parts

Most Common Injuries

Contact with objects and equipment is the most common cause of injury in Heavy (Road) Construction.

46% of these injuries are to the Hands

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

12% of these injuries are to the Head

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

12% 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 Heavy (Road) Construction.

34% of these injuries are to the Back

The most common of these injuries are from overexertion by lifting, pipes, ducts, tubing, wood or lumber.

33% 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 other bodily reaction and exertion.