A new study published recently in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health revealed that workers in the construction industry experience high rates of traumatic spinal injuries.
In fact of the 824 cases of people studied who had been admitted to NSW hospitals over 3 years with workplace related traumatic spinal injuries, 50 per cent were from the construction industry.
Of those injured, 86 per cent were male and the average age was 47 years old.
The study’s so-author Professor Rebecca Ivers, Head, School of Public Health & Community Medicine at UNSW Sydney said that there is a clear need for stronger regulation and education in the construction industry.She highlighted that prevention is better than cure.
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