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Data from the infograph

80 workers killed each year in the road transport industry

Incident Percentage
Worker killed while driving a truck 58%
Truck related fatalities occurred on a public road 73%
Workers killed in a single vehicle crash 39%
Workers killed in a multi-vehicle crash 32%

4000 workers injured in the road freight sub-sector

Incident Percentage
Injuries occurred as a result of being hit by a vehicle or other moving objects 5%
Injuries occurred as a result of a fall from height 13%
Injuries occurred as a result of lifting and handling objects 34%
Injured workers typically need 5.7 weeks off work 5.7 weeks off work

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