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About the transport industry

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The past 5 years in the Transport and Storage industry in Tasmania for reported work related incidents has meant:

Workers Compensation claims

  • Total of 2018 claims
  • Total cost of approximately $31 million
  • Average cost per claim is $15,07

Most common workplace hazard giving rise to claims

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

Most common injuries

  • Joint/ligament/muscle
  • Wounds/lacerations/amputations
  • Mental disease

Working groups most affected

  • Machinery operators and drivers
  • labourers
  • clerical and administration
  • technicians and trades workers
Workers compensation statistics for total claims and lost time count in the Transport and Storage industry between 2009 - 2013
Total claims Lost time claims Total time lost Average cost Total cost
2,028 1,095 63,691 days $15,075 $30,571,648

Workers compensation claim trends in the Transport and Storage industry for the period 2009 to 2013.

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