|Frequency of injury by year for soft injuries|
Patterns of injury by body location over past five years.
The site manager stated that reports of injuries increased beginning in 1994 due to a program that encouraged reporting of injuries. This was corroborated by the data which showed a large spike of injuries beginning in 1994, rising higher in 1995 and leveling off in 1996. While taking this into account, there may be a pattern of increasing lower back and knee injury over the past three years. (see figure).
Last modified May 14, 1997