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Research shows injuries to food delivery drivers spiked during Brisbane lockdowns

May 26th 2022

Research shows injuries to food delivery drivers spiked during Brisbane lockdowns

New research shows more injuries were reported in the food delivery industry during Brisbane lockdowns.

Researchers at a Brisbane hospital recorded 22 incidents, between September 2020 and September 2021.

"Every time there was a lockdown, there was a spike in [delivery driver] cases," Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) emergency specialist Dr Bertenshaw said.

She said most of the incidents occurred on evenings and during weekends, adding that most cases (70%) involved migrant workers.

"[In] March 2021, we had the highest rainfall we'd had in 20 years and we had two lockdowns. So we had an increased occurrence of presentations," Dr Bertenshaw said.

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