10:59 pm, Thursday 19 July, 2012
Safe Work Australia has recently released the Notifiable Fatalities Monthly report where 26 work-related notifiable fatalities were reported for the month of March – 23 male workers and 3 female bystanders died in work-related incidents.
Of these fatalities, 9 were categorised as a Vehicle Incident – public road crash; 5 as being hit by a falling object; 4 as a fall from height; 2 as electrocution; and 2 as vehicle incident – not on public road. Four fatalities were involved in the following incidents: explosion, hit by a moving object other than a vehicle, being hit by an animal, and assault.
Safe Work Australia’s Notifiable Monthly report provides a national summary of work-related fatalities notifiable to Australian work health and safety jurisdictions. Aside from providing an estimate of the number of work-related fatalities, the report also shows details of the types of incidents involved. It also includes details of the industry of the workplace at which the fatalities occurred, as well as the industry of the decedent’s employer.
More information can be accessed through the Safe Work Australia website.