Every three months, MinEx gathers and collates data from companies that reflects the number of person hours worked and the types of incidents that have occurred  

Safety Statistics

Every three months, MinEx gathers and collates data from companies that reflects the number of person hours worked and the types of incidents that have occurred.  

The data is shown for two sectors of the industry as well as an overall summary:

  • Industry-wide 
  • Underground operations
  • Surface operations. 

If your company does not currently supply statistics it would be great to include you in these.  Contact us 

View the last quarter's statistics 



Fatality: A fatality is a death resulting from an incident of hazardous exposure involving work, regardless of the time intervening between injury and death. 

Serious accident: A serious accident is an incident which results in admittance to hospital for treatment.

Incident with potential for harm: An incident that, under different circumstances, might easily have resulted in a serious injury, fatality or catastrophic loss.

Occupational illness: An occupational illness is any work-related abnormal condition or disorder, other than one resulting from a work injury, caused by or mainly caused by exposures at work which results in an adverse reaction within a body system.

Notifiable incident: A notifiable incident is any occurrence identified in Schedule 5 of the Health and Safety @ Work Regulations 2016, required by law to be reported to WorkSafe NZ.

Hours worked: The total number of hours worked including overtime and training but excluding leave, sickness and other absences. Used to calculate incident rate.

Lost Time Injury (LTI): Lost time injury or occupational illness resulting in an inability to work on the next rostered day or shift subsequent to the injury occurring.

Medical Treatment (MTI): A work-related injury or occupational illness that is not an LTI and which results in injury or illness that requires medical treatment at a higher level than first aid, generally from a doctor or a related professional such as a physiotherapist.


The information shown has been consolidated from information supplied by individual organisations in the industry on a confidential basis.  MinEx has not verified the information supplied by any individual organisation and therefore does not provide any warranty as to the accuracy of the information displayed.