Ninety-four deaths on the job so far in 2017


Safe Work Australia has released the latest work-related fatality figures.

The figures show as at 29 June, 94 Australian workers have been killed at work in 2017. The transport sector has once again emerged as the most fatal, with 38 fatalities.

Agriculture, forestry & fishing workplaces come second with 20 fatalities while the construction industry with 16 work-related fatalities holds third place.

Arts & recreation services and Manufacturing workplaces have each 4 fatalities.

Other industries that have seen fatalities this year include Electricity, gas, water & waste services and Public administration & safety each 3 fatalities. Others include Accommodation & food services 2 fatalities, Mining, Retail Trade, Health care & social assistance and Rental, hiring & real estate services 1 fatality each.

So far, no fatalities have been reported in Financial & insurance services, Education & training, and Professional, scientific & technical services,

Other industries with no fatalities include Administrative & support services, Wholesale Trade and Information media & telecommunications and Other services.

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