Work-Related Traumatic Injury Fatalities Australia 2017 Report Released

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Safe Work Australia has released the Work-Related Traumatic Injury Fatalities Australia 2017 report.

The aim of this report is to provide statistics about people who traumatically die each year from injuries that arose through work-related activity.

The report provides national statistics on all workers and bystanders fatally injured at work and does not include fatalities that occurred while the worker was commuting to or from work (commuter fatalities).

The report shows injuries at work resulted in the deaths of 190 workers in 2017, three more than in 2016. In 2017, 93 per cent (176 of the 190 fatalities) of workers killed were men.

According to the report, the vast majority (72 per cent) of fatalities occurred in three industries. Transport, postal and warehousing (54 fatalities) accounted for more than a quarter of fatalities in 2017 (28 per cent), followed closely by Agriculture, forestry and fishing (52 fatalities, 27 per cent) and Construction (30 fatalities, 16 per cent).

The report is available on Safe Work Australia website.

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