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TitleQuad bikes in South Australia. An investigation of their use, crash characteristics and associated injury risks
AuthorsWundersitz LN, Doecke SD, Raftery SJ, Harrison J
Year2016
TypeReport
AbstractQuad bikes are a leading cause of death and serious injury on Australian farms. This study provides important insights regarding quad bike use and the circumstances surrounding incidents that occur as a result of their use. It also identifies high risk uses and examines the severity and type of injury sustained by quad bike riders. This was achieved by drawing on a variety of existing data sources including WorkCover SA workers’ compensation claims data, national hospital admissions data and the National Coronial Information System (NCIS). In addition, unique in-depth data concerning quad use and incidents were obtained through interviews with agricultural workers and patients admitted to hospital following a quad-related incident. Inspections of the quad bike and location of the incident were conducted, where possible. Together, the findings from these complementary data sources provide a detailed but complex picture of quad bike use and associated injuries in South Australia. Findings from this study are discussed within the framework of the hierarchy of controls, to assist in the development and implementation of engineering, regulatory and behavioural solutions that might reduce quad bike related injuries in the agricultural sector.
Report NumberCASR134
PublisherSafeWork SA
Publisher CityAdelaide
SponsorSafeWork SA
ISSN1449-2237
Page CountCASR134

Reference
Wundersitz LN, Doecke SD, Raftery SJ, Harrison J (2016) Quad bikes in South Australia. An investigation of their use, crash characteristics and associated injury risks (CASR134), SafeWork SA, Adelaide.


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