Worker death toll climbs


Latest Safe Work Australia data show as at 11 May, there have been 46 Australian workers killed at work in 2018.

Transport, postal & warehousing industry has so far recorded the highest number of workplace deaths, with 17 lives lost.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing comes second with 11 fatalities while the construction industry with 10 fatalities comes third.

The figures show the mining industry has so far lost three workers while Manufacturing, Electricity, gas, water & waste services, Rental, hiring & real estate services, Wholesale trade, and Administrative & support services have each one fatality.

The figures are based on initial media reports and are a preliminary estimate of the number of people killed while working, according to Safe Work Australia.

In 2017, the preliminary data show there were 187 Australian workers killed at work, compared with 182 workers in 2016.

2 thoughts on “Worker death toll climbs

    1. Unless my math’s is wrong the current rate would take us to ~130 for the year? I know that’s not how it works but “Worker Death Toll Climbs” would seem a bit misleading?

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