2019 Manufacturing and processing stats

Occupation

Top three occupations with total injuries (2,330)

Occupations Total Percentage
Metal forming, shaping and erecting trades 491 21.07%
Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities 359 15.41%
Longshore workers and material handlers 153 6.57%

Top three occupations with time loss injuries (713)

Occupation Total Percentage
Metal forming, shaping and erecting trades 154 21.60%
Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities 112 15.71%
Longshore workers and material handlers 51 7.15%

Causes

Top five causes for total injury Claims total Percentage
Contact with objects and equipment 1,154 49.53%
Bodily reaction and exertion 699 30.00%
Falls 294 12.62%
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 122 5.24%
Transportation accidents 32 1.37%
Top five causes for time loss injuries Claims total Percentage
Bodily reaction and exertion 289 40.53%
Contact with objects and equipment 251 35.20%
Falls 124 17.39%
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 27 3.79%
Transportation accidents 13 1.82%

Body parts

Top three body parts with total injuries (2,330) Claims total Percentage
Hand 620 26.61%
Back 343 14.72%
Leg 284 12.19%
Top four body parts with time loss injuries (713) Claims total Percentage
Back 168 23.56%
Hand 117 16.41%
Leg 117 16.41%
Arm 70 9.82%

Contact with objects and equipment is the most common cause of injury in manufacturing and processing.

48.61% 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.

19.93% 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.

8.67% of these injuries are to the head

The most common of these injuries are due to struck by swinging or slipping object such as turning handtools – nonpowered

Bodily reaction and exertion is the other major cause of injury in manufacturing and processing.

41.06% of these injuries are to the back

The most common of these injuries are due to overexertion in lifting such as boxes, crates, cartons.

17.45% of these injuries are to the leg

The most common of these injuries are due to bending, climbing, crawling, reaching, twisting such as bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker.

16.17% of these injuries are to the shoulder

The most common of these injuries are due to overexertion in lifting such as boxes, crates, cartons.