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Statistics: Transportation

The following charts and graphs provide a high-level view of statistics in the transportation subsector from 2013 to 2017. You can use these resources to quickly see a comparison of injury rates and serious injuries, and get information on the top causes of injury in your industry.

Injury rate

The following charts illustrate how many time-loss and serious injury claims an industry has for every 100 workers, and the change in this rate over the most recent five-year period. Industries with a higher rate than other industries are considered more risky, while industries with a lower rate are considered less risky. The ultimate target is to have an injury rate of zero.

Injury rate comparison transportation and related services subsector 2013 to 2017. Transporation and related services: 2013 = 4.6, 2014 = 4.5, 2015 = 4.4, 2015 = 4.4, 2016 = 4.4, 2017 = 4.5. All of B.C.: 2013 = 2.3, 2014 = 2.3, 2015 = 2.2, 2016 = 2.2, 2017 = 2.2. 

Serious injury claims

Serious injury rate comparison transportation and related services subsector 2013 to 2017. Transportation and related services: 2013 = 0.6, 2014 = 0.7, 2015 = 0.6, 2016 = 0.6, 2017 = 0.7. All of B.C.: 2013 = 0.3, 2014 = 0.3, 2015 = 0.3, 2016 = 0.3, 2017 = 0.3. 

For more on serious injuries, see the Serious injuries: Data about workplace injuries in B.C.

Number of serious injury claims vs. number of  time-loss claims transportation and related services subsector 2013 to 2017. Number of serious injury claims: 2013 = 528, 2014 = 611, 2015 = 585, 2016 = 599, 2017 = 672. Number of time-loss claims: 2013 = 4,060, 2014 = 4,132, 2015 = 4,035, 2016 = 4,129, 2017 = 4,375. 

Claim characteristics

Incident type

The following charts illustrate the leading causes of injuries in the industry over a five-year period. Incident types that represent a high percentage of claims in an industry are potential focus areas for health and safety programs.

2017 Transportation and related services subsector claim count by incident type: Overexertion = 29%, Fall from elevation = 12%, Fall on same level = 11%, MVIs = 11%, Struck by = 10%, Struck against = 4%, Other bodily motion = 4%, Involuntary motion = 3%, Caught in = 3%, Air/rail/water transportation accidents = 3%, Other = 10%. 

Sources of injury

The following charts illustrate the leading sources of injury over a five-year period.

2017 claim count by source of injury for transportation and related services subsector: Vehicles = 30%, Working surfaces = 19%, Boxes, containers = 13%, Bodily motion = 9%, Hand tools = 5%, Metal items = 4%, Miscellaneous = 3%, People = 2%, Furniture, fixtures = 2%, Buildings, structures = 2%, Other = 11%. 

More detailed data

The following applications can provide more detailed information:

Both of these applications allow you to focus your search by industry, subsector, classification unit, and employer size to see data most relevant to you. You can also incorporate charts, graphs, and data in your reports and presentations.