07:19 pm, Thursday 8 August, 2013
Safe Work Australia has recently released the Notifiable Fatalities Monthly report for March 2013.
There were 25 work-related notifiable fatalities reported during March 2013 – 17 male workers and 2 female worker, and 2 male bystanders and 4 female bystander.
Of these fatalities, 9 fatalities involved being Hit by a falling object, 6 resulted from a Vehicle incident–public road crash, 4 involved a Vehicle incident–air crash and 3 were due to a Vehicle incident–not on a public road. One fatality each was the result of Hitting stationary object, Electrocution and Pedestrian hit by vehicle–public road.
Six fatalities each occurred in Transport, postal & warehousing and Agriculture, forestry & fishing industry workplaces. Three fatalities each occurred in Construction and Public administration & safety industry workplaces. Two fatalities each occurred in Manufacturing and Mining industry workplaces. One fatality occurred in each of the following workplaces: Wholesale trade, Electricity, gas, water & waste services, and Other services.
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 industry of the decedent’s employer.