18 Australian workers killed in September

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There were 18 work-related notifiable fatalities during September 2014 with male workers accounting for 13 of the 18 fatalities. 3 were female bystanders and 2 male bystanders. Of these fatalities, 3 workers and 4 bystanders died as a result of incidents on public roads.

According to Safe Work Australia’s notifiable fatalities September 2014 monthly report, of the 18 fatalities, vehicle incidents on public road crash, trapped in machinery and pedestrian hit by vehicle on public roads each had 3 fatalities.

Vehicle incident away from a public road and crushing each accounted for 2 fatalities. Other incidents such as hit by unattended vehicle away from a public road, drowning, fall from a height, hit by unattended vehicle on public road and hit by falling object accounted for the remaining 5 fatalities.

The transport, postal & warehousing industry had the highest number of workplace fatalities (6) followed closely by agriculture forestry & fishing (4) and construction (4). Others include mining (2), arts & recreation services and manufacturing workplaces 1 each.

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