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Downward trend in NZ workplace injuries for forestry

Safetree NZ has released the Health & Safety statistics dashboard for March 2024. WorkSafe provides statistics on forestry fatalities and workplace incidents. These investigations help inform of any key issues or trends as they come to light. Source: Timberbiz

Overall, there is a downward trend in workplace injuries and fatalities in forestry. While injuries are evenly spread across silviculture, harvesting and unloading/loading log activities, the majority of injuries requiring time off work is in silviculture.

Injuries and fatality rates are also higher in forestry than industry averages across New Zealand.

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The statistics dashboard can be downloaded here.