Tragically, 194 people were fatally injured at work in 2020.
Safe Work Australia has published the Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities Australia 2020 report, a report that provides statistics about injury-related deaths arising from work-related activities.
While the rate of work-related fatalities has decreased 25% over the last decade, and 50% since 2007, any workplace death is unacceptable.
The report shows 68% of worker fatalities occurred in the following industries:
- Transport, postal and warehousing (49 fatalities)
- Agriculture, forestry and fishing (46 fatalities)
- Construction (36 fatalities)
The most common causes of worker fatalities were:
- Vehicle collisions (41%)
- Being hit by moving objects (13%)
- Falls from a height (11%)
Understanding the causes of injury and the industries most affected can help reduce work-related fatalities.
Download the full report: https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-11/Work-related%20traumatic%20injury%20fatalities%20Australia%202020.pdf
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