2019 Utility operations stats

Occupation

Top four occupations with total injuries (216)

Occupations Total Percentage
Electrical trades and telecommunication occupations 108 50.00%
Clericial occupations, general office skills 19 8.80%
Recording, scheduling and distributing 9 4.17%
Cleaners 9 4.17%

Top six occupations with time-loss injuries (56)

Occupations Total Percentage
Electrical trades and telecommunication occupations 32 57.14%
Recording, scheduling and distributing 3 5.36%
Library, correspondence and related information 3 5.36%
Cleaners 3 5.36%
Machinery and transportation equipment mechanics (except motor vehicle) 2 3.57%
Contractors and supervisors, trades and related workers 2 3.57%

Causes

Top six causes for total injury Claims total Percentage
Bodily reaction and exertion 90 41.67%
Contact with objects and equipment 55 25.46%
Falls 40 18.52%
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 13 6.02%
Transportation accidents 9 4.17%
Assaults, violent acts, attacks, harassment 9 4.17%
Top five causes for time loss injuries Claims total Percentage
Bodily reaction and exertion 29 51.79%
Contact with objects and equipment 11 19.64%
Falls 11 19.64%
Transportation accidents 4 7.14%
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 1 1.79%

Body parts

Top three body parts with total injuries (216) Claims total Percentage
Leg 44 20.37%
Back 42 19.44%
Hand 33 15.28%
Top four body parts with time loss injuries (56) Claims total Percentage
Back 15 26.79%
Leg 9 16.07%
Multi 6 10.71%
Head 6 10.71%

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

52.73% 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.

14.55% of these injuries are to the leg

The most common of these injuries are due to struck by falling object such as gates,metal materials – nonstructural,tools, instruments, and equipment, trees, logs.

12.73% of these injuries are to the arm

The most common of these injuries are due to struck by swinging or slipping object such as boring handtools – powered,cutting handtools – nonpowered,road grading and surfacing machinery,ropes, ties.

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

40.00% of these injuries are to the back

The most common of these injuries are due to overexertion in lifting such as wood, lumber.

23.33% 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.

12.22% 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.