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About the mining industry

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

Workers Compensation claims

  • Total of 843 claims
  • Total cost of approximately $12 million
  • Average cost per claim is $14,083

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

  • Machine operators and drivers
  • technicians
  • trades workers
  • labourers
Workers compensation statistics for total claims and lost time count in the Mining Industry between 2009 - 2013
Total claims Lost time claims Total time lost Average cost Total cost
843 217 11,683 days $14,083 $11,871,980

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

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