Paramedics’ injury rates seven times higher than national average

Paramedics have one of the most dangerous jobs in Australia, according to a Central Queensland University study.

The study found that no occupation identified by Work Safe Australia (SWA) had a higher rate of injury than paramedics.

SWA reported on rates for injuries per 1000 workers, for each occupation, between 2008 and 2009.

It found the rate of injury for paramedics was 94.6/1000, compared to the national average for all occupations, 13.0/1000.

The highest cause of injury was caused by lifting, such as back injuries. But injuries resulting from violence were also significant.

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