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About the manufacturing industry

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The past 5 years in Manufacturing in Tasmania for reported work related incidents has meant:

Workers Compensation claims

  • Total of 7031 claims
  • Total cost of approximately $71.5 million
  • Average cost per claim is $10,158

Most common workplace hazard giving rise to claims

  • Body stressing (by lifting, pushing, pulling)
  • Being hit by objects
  • Slips, trips and falls 

Most common injuries

  • Joint/ligament/muscle
  • Wounds/lacerations/amputations
  • fractures

Working groups most affected

  • Service staff
  • community an personal service workers
  • technicians and trades workers
Workers compensation statistics for total claims and lost time count in the Manufacturing Industry between 2009 - 2013
Total claims Lost time claims Total time lost Average cost Total cost
7031 2669 115,436 days $10,158 $71,421,673

Workers compensation claim trends in the Manufacturing industry for the period 2009 to 2013.

Graph showing total workers compensation claims and lost time count in the manufacturing sector for the period 2009 to 2013