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State of Safety 2019 Injuries

Injuries

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Overview

The number of injuries reported to us in a given year provides an important indicator of the impacts of the hazards inherent in regulated equipment. Together with industry, our goal is to minimize incidents and, therefore, injuries.

Please note that Technical Safety BC receives its injury reports and descriptions from operators or first responders at the time of, or immediately following, the incident. As such, injuries may develop after the initial reports were made to us and the long-term effects of an injury may not be known to us — therefore these are not reflected in our statistics.

Key statistics

3

fatal injuries

10

injuries were rated as major

16%

decrease in number of injuries reported to us compared to 2018

Injuries by technology

In 2019, there were three fatalities reported to Technical Safety BC—all of which were railway incidents. One was attributed to suicide, another was the result of passenger and train contact (non-suicide), and the third was due to a collision between a garbage truck and train.

Compared to 2018, the number of injuries reported has decreased; however, the number of major injuries has increased from three to ten. Further details below.

  • 3 concussions or fractures
  • 2 injuries from a railway incident
  • 2 burns from a fire/arc flash incident
  • 1 bleeding and bruising
  • 2 not-specified injuries

Please note that injuries associated with incidents still under assessment are excluded.

Categories are:

Injuries by technology in 2019

 

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