2018 Mining Stats

Occupation

Top 3 Occupations with Total Injuries (387)

Occupations Total Percentage
Underground Miners, Oil and Gas Drillers and Related Workers 84 21.71%
Machinery and Transportation Equipment Mechanics (Except Motor Vehicle) 44 11.37%
Primary Production Labourers 34 8.79%

Top 3 Occupations with Time Loss Injuries (58)

Occupations Total Percentage
Underground Miners, Oil and Gas Drillers and Related Workers 10 17.24%
Machinery and Transportation Equipment Mechanics (Except Motor Vehicle) 10 17.24%
Primary Production Labourers 6 10.34%

Causes

Top 5 Causes for Injury
Bodily reaction and exertion
Contact with objects and equipment
Exposure to harmful substances or environments
Falls
Transportation accidents
Top 5 Causes for Time-loss Injury
Bodily reaction and exertion
Contact with objects and equipment
Falls
Transportation accidents
Exposure to harmful substances or environments

Body Parts

Most common injuries

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

30% of these injuries are to the Back

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

27% of these injuries are to the Leg

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

18% of these injuries are to the Arm

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

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

41% of these injuries are to the Hand

The most common of these injuries is from being struck by a swinging or slipping cutting hand tools (non-powered).

13% of these injuries are to the Leg

The most common of these injuries are from being struck against stationary objects.

12% of these injuries are to the Head

 The most common of these injuries are from being struck by falling objects.