Table 1

Injury characteristics among building construction workers

VariablesN (%)
Occupational injury
 Yes282 (56.4)
 No218 (43.6)
Frequency of injury (n=282)
 Once87 (17.3)
 More than once195 (38.7)
Nature of injury*
 Abrasion/laceration142 (28.2)
 Eye injury38 (7.5)
 Punctured115 (22.8)
 Dislocation/fractured39 (7.8)
 Cut134 (26.6)
 Backache/sprain120 (23.8)
 Electric shock26 (5.2)
 Amputation2 (0.4)
Mechanism of injury*
 Fell from height87 (17.3)
 Cut by a sharp object175 (34.7)
 Hit by a falling object103 (20.4)
 Punctured by material113 (22.4)
 Overexertion during lifting80 (15.9)
 Struck by a machine20 (4.0)
 contact with the electric line28 (5.6)
 Others7 (1.4)
Body part injured*
 Head and neck61 (12.1)
 Upper limbs240 (47.7)
 Lower limbs312 (61.9)
 Chest and abdomen107 (21.2)
 Others1 (0.2)
Time to return to work (days)
 <166 (13.1)
 2–346 (9.1)
 4–553 (10.5)
 >5115 (22.6)
  • *Multiple responses.