WorkSafe: Housing construction injuries cost $17m per year

Reported by Haydee | 21 May, 2012

WorkSafe reports that more than 20 Victorian tradies a week were seriously injured while working on housing construction sites in 2011. These injuries cost the industry $17 million in medical costs, wages and other expenses. According to WorkSafe Inspector, Steve Thornely, the figures could be significantly higher as sole traders do not make claims under …