2019 Mining stats

Occupation

Top three occupations with total injuries (327)

Occupations Total Percentage
Underground miners, oil and gas drillers and related workers 82 25.08%
Machinery and transportation equipment mechanics (except motor vehicle) 59 18.04%
Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities 33 10.09%

Top three occupations with time loss injuries (66)

Occupation Total Percentage
Underground miners, oil and gas drillers and related workers 16 24.24%
Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities 11 16.67%
Electrical trades and telecommunication occupations 6 9.09%

Causes

Top six causes for total injury Claims total Percentage
Contact with objects and equipment 125 38.23%
Bodily reaction and exertion 108 33.03%
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 35 10.70%
Falls 35 10.70%
Transportation accidents 15 4.59%
Fires and explosions 5 1.53%
Top five causes for time loss injuries Claims total Percentage
Bodily reaction and exertion 31 46.97%
Contact with objects and equipment 20 30.30%
Falls 9 13.64%
Transportation accidents 5 7.58%
Assaults, violent acts, attacks, harassment 1 1.52%

Body parts

Top four body parts with total injuries (327) Claims total Percentage
Back 53 16.21%
Hand 53 16.21%
Leg 51 15.60%
Arm 38 11.62%
Top three body parts with time loss injuries (66) Claims total Percentage
Leg 14 21.21%
Back 13 19.70%
Arm 11 16.67%

Contact with objects and equipment is the other major cause of injury in mining.

38.40% 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.

13.60% 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.

12.80% of these injuries are to the arm

The most common of these injuries are due to struck by swinging or slipping object such as chips, particles, splinters, containers – nonpressurized,product assembly machinery,tanks, bins, vats,wood, lumber.

Bodily reaction and exertion is the most common cause of injury in mining.

36.11% of these injuries are to the back

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

29.63% 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.

13.89% of these injuries are to the shoulder

The most common of these injuries are due to overexertion in lifting such as barrels, kegs, drums,machine and appliance parts,ropes, ties, tools, instruments, and equipment,other sources,n.e.c..