2018 Residential Construction Stats

Occupation

Top 3 Occupations with Total Injuries (1,250)

Occupations Total Percentage
Trades Helpers and Labourers 223 17.84%
Plumbers, Pipefitters and Gas Fitters 221 17.68%
Carpenters and Cabinetmakers 174 13.92%

Top 3 Occupations with Time Loss Injuries (416)

Occupations Total Percentage
Trades Helpers and Labourers 82 19.71%
Plumbers, Pipefitters and Gas Fitters 74 17.79%
Carpenters and Cabinetmakers 74 17.79%

Causes

Top 5 Causes for Injury
Contact with objects and equipment
Bodily reaction and exertion
Falls
Exposure to harmful substances or environments
Transportation accidents
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 Residential Construction.

52% of these injuries are to the Hand

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

17% of these injuries are to the Eye

The most common of these injuries are from being struck by flying chips, particles and splinters.

9% of these injuries are to the Head

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

Bodily reaction and exertion is the other major cause of injury in Residential Construction.

44% of these injuries are to the Back

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

19% of these injuries are to the Leg

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

13% of these injuries are to the Shoulder

The most common of these injuries are from overexertion in pulling or pushing turning hand tools (non-powered), pipes, ducts or tubing.