Published 09-06-2016

WORKPLACE FATALITIES ON THE RISE

07-06-2016

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

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