97 Australian workers killed in 2018 so far

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Latest figures from Safe Work Australia show 97 Australian workers have been killed at work in 2018.

Safe Work Australia said the latest figures are based on initial media reports and are a preliminary estimate of the number of people killed while working.

Transport, postal & warehousing industry has so far recorded 29 fatalities, Agriculture, forestry & fishing 28 fatalities, and Construction 19 fatalities.

The figures show the manufacturing industry has seen 8 fatalities, while the mining industry has so far recorded 5 fatalities.

Electricity, gas, water & waste services and Wholesale trade have 2 fatalities each.

Administrative & support services, Arts & recreation services, Public administration & safety and Rental, hiring & real estate services have each one fatality.

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