Safe Work Australia has released the latest workplace fatality figures. As at 28 June, 70 Australian workers have been killed at work in 2018.
The figures show 23 Transport, postal & warehousing workers have been killed at work since the beginning of 2018.
Agriculture, forestry & fishing industry has so far recorded 20 fatalities while the construction industry has seen 11 fatalities.
Other industries to have recorded fatalities in 2018 include Manufacturing 5 fatalities, Mining 4, Wholesale trade 3 and Electricity, gas, water & waste services 2. Rental, hiring & real estate services and Administrative & support services have each one fatality.
Figures show 187 Australian workers were killed at work in 2017, compared with 182 workers in 2016.