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Workplace injuries and illnesses

The top three mechanisms of incident resulting in injury or illness reported in the ABS during 2017–18 were ‘body stressing’ (116 incidents), ‘mental stress’ (99 incidents), and ‘falls, trips and slips’ (63 incidents). In addition, there were 184 safety incidents reported that resulted in no injury or only damage to property.

Figure 6.2 Number of injuries and illness reported by mechanism of incident, 2016–17 and 2017–18 — ABS operations (excluding Census)