7. Causes of tumbles
Fig. 6 illustrates the proportion of casualties from tumble accidents in the manufacturing industry by type.
Fig. 6. Death and injury by tumble accidents in manufacturing sector (leave of 4 or more days), by type.
About 40% of causes of tumbles are slipping, followed by tripping (32%), and losing one’s balance (about 10%) — this total accounts for close to 80% of all tumbles.
When considering preventative measures for tumbles, it is key to consider the vectors of slipping and tripping.