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A new study led by UNSW Sydney and the University of Sydney found that workers in the construction and transport industries have a higher risk of traumatic spinal injuries than people in other sectors.

Researchers say there’s a need for more effective safety and prevention measures, following the study that investigated 824 cases of people admitted to NSW hospitals over 3 years with work related traumatic spinal injuries.

The study found that 50 per cent of the work related spinal injuries occurred in the construction industry.

It’s obvious that as an industry we need to do more to tackle this safety issue.

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