Injury stats nudge down


08 Oct 2019

Injuries

This graph shows a comparison of week-off injuries from 2018 (purple) and 2010 on a month by month basis.

 

 May was the worst month in 2018 for injuries that needed a week off work, according to WorkSafe’s statistics for the construction sector.

There were 4905 injuries of this type last year, which averages out at 409 per month.

There were 504 in May, with December having the lowest with 264.

These were slightly down on the 2017 figures which totalled 4920 with an average of 410 a month. In that year, however, August was the month with the most injuries.

Injuries have risen a lot since 2010 when there were 3132 week-off injuries.

Below are the injuries year on year, and the highest month in brackets.

2010    3132    (May, 303)
2011    2997    (February and March, 285)
2012    2904    (November, 297)
2013    3312    (July, 330)
2014    3819    (July, 381)
2015    4164    (September, 381)
2016    4458    (August, 420)

 

As at the start of October 2019 there have been 13 people killed in the construction sector, compared with 7 in the entire year for 2018.

The figures for previous years are:

2011    8
2012    10
2013    8         
2014    6
2015    2
2016    7
2017    10