The August 2015 notifiable fatalities monthly report released by Safe Work Australia shows there were 14 work-related notifiable fatalities during August 2015 — 10 male workers, 1 female worker, 2 male bystanders and 1 female bystander. Of these fatalities, 4 workers died as a result of an incident on a public road.
Of the 14 fatalities, three were due to hit by moving object (unattended vehicle)—public road two each were due to vehicle accident—public road; fall from a height; and hit by falling object. The remaining five fatalities were all different types of incidents
Five fatalities occurred in Transport, postal & warehousing workplaces, three in Construction workplaces and two in Manufacturing workplaces. Administrative & support services, Agriculture, forestry & fishing, Education & training and Public administration & safety workplaces had one fatality each.
The monthly notifiable fatality report provides a national summary of work-related traumatic fatalities that were notifiable to Australian work health and safety jurisdictions. Besides providing an estimate of the number of work-related deaths, the report also includes details of the types of incident involved; the industry of the workplace at which the fatalities occurred; and the industry of the decedent’s employer.