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Shark injuries still uncommon

28 February 2013

Shark injuries still uncommon

ACC has released figures showing that shark-related injuries are still extremely rare in New Zealand. (Shark-related claims cover a range of injuries including puncture wounds from dorsal fin spines through to back injuries while landing a shark.)

Accident Calendar YearClaim CountClaim Costs to Date (Ex GST)
20007$639
200120$2,733
20025$140
200311$34,365
20048$2,836
200519$22,784
200613$38,831
200715$52,570
200817$13,013
200918$2,127
201018$4,840
201123$6,744
201221$18,737
Grand Total 195$200,358

The following table shows the total number of accepted claims that are specific to shark bites since 2000.

Calendar yearsTotal no of accepted claims for shark bites
2000-201294

ENDS

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