Top 10 Workplace Injuries

Chart of accident and injury statistics, Inbound Logistics magazine

Top 10 Workplace Injuries Chart

The Design Challenge: Present a table of statistics—provided as an Excel spreadsheet of numbers only—in an illustrative way that makes the reader want to stop and explore those numbers, and helps tell the story visually.

The Solution: The standard, simplified figure of most internationally-recognized iconography was adapted to illustrate each of the main causes of workplace injuries. Figuring out ways to illustrate accident causes such as “caught in or compressed by,” “highway accidents,” and “assaults and violent acts” was both challenging and morbidly amusing.

The Technical Details: The injury icons were drawn in Adobe Illustrator and the table itself was created using InDesign’s built-in table creation features, pushed to make a clean, clear chart with graphic elements attached.