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Injury statistics for process worker

The image below shows the most common injuries experienced by workers in this industry. Click on the circles to access more information about the injury statistics and practical solutions for making your workplace healthier and safer.

Depicts the most common injuries and hazards hotspots on the human body
Hand, fingers and thumb
Back
Shoulder
Wrist
Eye
Knee
Elbow
 

 

Injury statistics for process worker
% of total injuries Body part Description of most prevalent injuries and causes
24%

Hand, fingers and thumbs

Lacerations and open wounds caused by cutting oneself with a powered saw

18%

Back

Joint and muscle sprains and strains from lifting, carrying and putting down crates, cartons and boxes

8%

Shoulder

Joint and muscle sprains and strains from lifting, carrying and putting down furs, skins and pelts

7%

Wrist

Joint and muscle sprains and strains from handling furs, skins and pelts (not lifting or putting down)

5%

Eye

Injury caused by a strike from moving fragments

4%

Knee

Joint and muscle sprains and strains due to slipping or tripping on uneven surfaces

3%

Elbow

Joint and muscle sprains and strains from handling materials (not lifting or putting down)

Source: Queensland Employee Injury Database. Data current as at Oct 2009 and is subject to change over time. Based on accepted workers' compensation claims, excluding commuting claims, between 2000-01 and 2007-08.


Last updated 07 October 2011