Liberty Mutual Insurance recently unveiled their Workplace Safety Index 2020 report with specific findings related to manufacturing workers.
The report listed the top causes of workers’ compensation costs for non-fatal claims with more than five days away from work.
The top five injury causes accounted for more than $5.18 billion in claims.
The first cause, creating over $1.65 billion in costs, is overexertion, often from lifting or moving objects.
Second was falls, coming in at $1.16 billion, followed by workers being struck by objects or equipment, registering $1.02 billion.
Workers being caught in or compressed by equipment or objects resulted in $760 million in worker compensation claims.
Rounding out the top five were incidents involving workers having to position themselves or move in awkward ways, leading to $590 million in claims.