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Work-related fatalities continue to decline

Safe Work Australia has released the Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities Australia 2018 report, which provides the latest detailed national statistics on all workers and bystanders fatally injured through work-related activity.

The report details that 69 per cent of worker fatalities occurred in the following industries:

  • Transport, postal and warehousing (38 fatalities)
  • Agriculture, forestry and fishing (37 fatalities)
  • Construction (24 fatalities)

The most common causes of worker fatalities in 2018 were:

  • Vehicle collisions (44 fatalities)
  • Being hit by a moving object (24 fatalities)
  • Falls from a height (18 fatalities)

More information is available through the Safe Work Australia website