Safe Work Australia releases April 2017 monthly notifiable fatality report

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Safe Work Australia has released the monthly notifiable fatality report for April 2017. The report shows there were 13 work-related notifiable fatalities during April 2017 — seven male workers, four male bystanders, one female bystander and one female worker.

Of the 13 fatalities, four fatalities involved a vehicle accident on a public road, two each resulted from fall from a height and hit by a moving object—not on a public road. The five remaining fatalities were due to other types of incidences.

Six fatalities occurred in Transport, postal & warehousing workplaces, two each occurred in Agriculture, forestry and fishing, Arts and recreation services and Construction workplaces, and one occurred in a Retail trade workplace.

The safety authority says the report provides a national summary of work-related traumatic fatalities that were notifiable to Australian WHS jurisdictions. Details of the types of incident involved, the industry of the workplace where the fatalities occurred, and the industry of the decedent’s employer are also contained in the report.

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