Construction injuries rise in Manitoba

Workplace accidents up 22.5 per cent since 2001
||Last Updated: 02/19/2007

Manitoba's $4-million construction boom is having unwelcome side-effects with 3,340 construction workers getting hurt on the job in 2005, according to a new report.

The number of injuries represents a 10 per cent growth from 2004, according to statistics released by the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba.

The increase in injuries in 2005 is only part of a larger trend. Since 2001, the number of workplace injuries in the construction industry has grown by 22.5 percent, with a total of 14,875 people injured on the job.