NZ's shocking workplace toll

NZ Newswire Updated September 16, 2012, 12:28 pm

WORKPLACE ACCIDENT STATISTICS

  • More than 100 people die from workplace accidents every year

  • Between 700 and 1000 people die as a result of gradual work-related diseases

  • More than 6000 people notify the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment of a serious harm incident in their workplace

  • Around 190,000 people claim medical costs from ACC as a result of being harmed at work

  • Of those, around 23,000 people are injured seriously enough to be off work for more than a week and 370 people are injured seriously enough to require hospital care and be diagnosed with a life-threatening condition.

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