2018 Manufacturing & Processing Stats

Occupation

Top 3 Occupations with Total Injuries (2,420)

Occupations Total Percentage
Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting Trades 474 19.59%
Labourers in Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities 401 16.57%
Longshore Workers and Material Handlers 129 5.33%

Top 3 Occupations with Time-loss Injuries (748)

Occupations Total Percentage
Labourers in Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities 150 20.05%
Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting Trades 134 17.91%
Longshore Workers and Material Handlers 43 5.75%

Causes

Top 5 Causes for Injury
Contact with objects and equipment
Bodily reaction and exertion
Falls
Exposure to harmful substances or environments
Other events or exposures
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 Manufacturing & Processing.

47% 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 against stationary objects.

Bodily reaction and exertion is the other major cause of injury in Manufacturing & Processing.

39% of these injuries are to the Back

The most common of these injuries are from overexertion in lifting boxes, crates or cartons.

16% of these injuries are to the Shoulder

The most common of these injuries are from other bodily reaction and exertion.

16% of these injuries are to the Leg

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