none

WORKPLACE FATALITIES ON THE RISE

07-06-2016
by 
in 

Latest figures released by Safe Work Australia  show 63 reported workplace fatalities up to May 31 this year.

This is 13 more workers killed at work since the previous update on May 12. 

Industries with the most fatalities include:

• 18 in the transport, postal and warehouse sector;
• 19 in agriculture, forestry and fishing;
• 7 in construction;
• 5 in electricity, gas, water & waste services;
• 3 in arts & recreation services;
• 3 in “other” services;
• 2 in health care & social assistance;
• 2 in Information media & telecommunications;
• 1 in public administration & safety;
• 1 in retail trade;
• 1 in mining and
• 1 in professional, scientific & technical services

 

www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au

Related news & editorials

  1. 10.07.2018
    10.07.2018
    by      In
    Hunter Valley-based Komatsu Mining Corp has won the icare aware award for June, recognising continuous improvements to workplace safety for the company’s 120-plus employees while making valuable productivity gains in the process.
    “Manufacturing is the largest employment sector in the Hunter region... Read More
  2. 02.07.2018
    02.07.2018
    by      In
    Italian impact safety systems specialist Stommpy has made a strong debut in the Australian market with safety systems already installed in facilities across Queensland and Victoria. Stommpy has a long record in providing bollards and barriers for facilities across Europe, UK and USA, particularly... Read More
  3. 27.06.2018
    27.06.2018
    by      In
    In facilities where forklifts and pallet trucks are used in confined areas, the eFlex ForkGuard kerb barrier offers reliable ground-level protection for walls, buildings, equipment and personnel.
    Used on its own, a floor-mounted ForkGuard barrier will prevent forklift and pallet truck tines from... Read More
  4. 22.06.2018
    22.06.2018
    by      In
    Available now from Knight Pneumatics, the Guardair CS3000 Personnel Cleaning Station vacuums up chips, sawdust, and powders from clothing and skin, eliminating the potentially dangerous practice of blowing off clothing with a conventional air gun.
    Powered by standard, shop compressed air, the... Read More