2019 Oil and gas stats

Occupation

Top three occupations with total injuries (465)

Occupations Total Percentage
Primary production labourers 111 23.87%
Motor vehicle and transit drivers 96 20.65%
Mine service workers and operators in oil and gas drilling 88 18.92%

Top three occupations with time loss injuries (111)

Occupations Total Percentage
Motor vehicle and transit drivers 40 36.04%
Mine service workers and operators in oil and gas drilling 16 14.41%
Primary production labourers 21 18.92%

Causes

Top five causes for total injury Claims total Percentage
Contact with objects and equipment 191 41.08%
Bodily reaction and exertion 124 26.67%
Falls 82 17.63%
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 46 9.89%
Transportation accidents 17 3.66%
Top six causes for time loss injuries Claims total Percentage
Bodily reaction and exertion 40 36.04%
Contact with objects and equipment 32 28.83%
Falls 28 25.23%
Transportation accidents 5 4.50%
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 5 4.50%
Fires and explosions 1 0.90%

Body parts

Top three body parts with total injuries (465) Claims total Percentage
Hand 104 22.37%
Leg 81 17.42%
Back 53 11.40%
Top four body parts with time loss injuries (111) Claims total Percentage
Leg 29 26.13%
Back 19 17.12%
Hand 15 13.51%
Shoulder 15 13.51%

Contact with objects and equipment is the most common cause of injury in oil and gas.

47.64% of these injuries are to the hand

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

13.09% 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.

10.47% 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.

Bodily reaction and exertion is the other major cause of injury in oil and gas.

30.65% of these injuries are to the back

The most common of these injuries are due to overexertion in lifting such as hoses.

28.23% 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.

20.97% of these injuries are to the shoulder

The most common of these injuries are due to other bodily reaction and exertion such as bodily motion or position of injured, ill worker.