WORKER FATALITIES WITHIN AUSTRALIA

  • June 11, 2014

As at 22 May 2014, 68 Australian workers have been killed while at work.

The number of worker deaths listed on this page is based on initial media reports and is only a preliminary estimate for the number of people killed. Work-related status cannot be confirmed until the death is investigated by the appropriate authority. Once this has occurred, it is reported in Safe Work Australia’s Monthly Notifiable Fatality reports and Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities reports.

Industry of workplace

Total worker deaths 2013

2013 Year to date

2014 Year to date

Transport, postal & warehousing

52

18

29

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

49

14

17

Construction

17

13

4

Manufacturing

14

8

3

Administrative & support services

1

0

0

Public administration & safety

5

3

0

Arts & recreation services

10

3

3

Miningb

10

3

7

Electricity, gas, water & waste services

7

0

1

Education & training

0

0

0

Health care & social assistance

2

0

1

Other services

4

1

0

Retail trade

6

1

0

Wholesale trade

4

2

0

Information media & telecommunications

1

0

0

Accommodation & food services

3

3

2

Financial & insurance services

0

0

0

Government administration & defence

1

0

0

Professional, scientific & technical services

0

0

0

Rental, hiring & real estate services

0

0

1

Total worker deaths

186

69

68

  • a Ranked in descending order, and then on alphabetical order for industries with no fatalities.
  • b Mining fatalities include fatalities that occur in the coal mining, oil and gas extraction, metal ore mining, gravel and sand quarrying, and services to mining sectors.
  • c Includes notifiable fatalities that occurred overseas.

Reference: Safe Work Australia