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Table 2 FD workers’ compensation claims and costs (total incurred), 2004–2013

From: Efficacy of a proactive health and safety risk management system in the fire service

  Frequency count Total Incurred, $US
Year Personnel Injuries Claims Mean (SD) Median Max Total
2004 530 126 123 4009 (12,138) 779 122,964 493,048
2005 577 126 117 2986 (8786) 438 70,343 349,082
2006 625 148 153 5414 (29,792) 787 358,468 828,281
2007 659 174 199 3929 (10,059) 720 93,576 781,865
2008 694 199 148 2543 (7191) 724 55,174 376,368
2009 667 124 128 3532 (9552) 545 68,103 452,041
Pre-intervention average 625 150 145 3780 (15.256) 664 358,468 546,831
2010 654 143 115 2393 (5825) 406 39,768 275,138
2011 605 140 111 7078 (17,708) 971 108,181 785,636
2012 589 110 86 2941 (8168) 549 47,408 252,888
2013 590 128 92 4496 (12,680) 741 101,956 413,607
Post-intervention average 610 130 101 4275 (12,212) 642 108,181 431,817
All years 6190 1418 1272 3937 (14,356) 661 358,468 5,007,954