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The work-related traumatic injury fatalities, Australia, 2017 report from Safe Work Australia provides the latest national statistics on all workers and bystanders fatally injured at work.

Key findings include:

  • The fatality rate has decreased by 48 per cent since 2007 (from 3.0 fatalities per 100,000 workers in 2007 to 1.5 in 2017).
  • 190 workers were fatally injured at work.
  • 93% of fatalities were male (176).
  • 71% of fatalities occurred in three industries:
    – transport, postal and warehousing (28%)
    – agriculture, foresting and fishing (27%), and
    – construction (16%).
  • The top three causes of worker fatalities were:
    – vehicle collision (32%)
    – being hit by moving objects (18%), and
    – falls from a height (15%).

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