Ten Victorian tradies injured every day – Worksafe News

April 23, 2013

Ten tradies are injured badly enough every day to make a compensation claim, according to statistics released today by WorkSafe.

In the past five years, more than 17,000 injury claims from the construction industry were reported to WorkSafe, costing almost $1 billion in treatment, wages and other expenses.

Tradies and labourers made up almost 80 per cent of those injured workers. Tragically, two construction workers lost their lives last year.

WorkSafe Chief Executive Denise Cosgrove said while the construction industry understood the importance of safety, more needed to be done.

“Inspectors visit almost 40 construction sites across Victoria every day and, on average, they find almost 6500 health and safety breaches every year. And that’s just not acceptable,” she said.

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