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117 Australians have been killed at work in 2016

As at September 6, 117 Australian workers have been killed at work in 2016, according to Safe Work Australia data.

The Agriculture, foresty and fishing industry and the Transport, postal and warehousing industry have both claimed the most lives this year, with 34 deaths in each industry.

The construction industry has seen the death of 17 workers, up from 14 at the same time last year. Four workers in the mining industry have been killed, significantly lower than the 10 reported at the same time last year.

Industry of workplacePreliminary worker deaths 2015Preliminary worker deaths year-to-date 2015Preliminary worker deaths year-to-date 2016
Agriculture, forestry & fishing542934
Transport, postal & warehousing543534
Construction261417
Miningb12104
Manufacturing1060
Arts & recreation services736
Electricity, gas, water & waste services746
Administrative & support services651
Other services433
Public administration & safety301
Accommodation & food services222
Health care & social assistance222
Retail trade222
Government administration & defence110
Education & training000
Financial & insurance services000
Information media & telecommunications002
Professional, scientific & technical services002
Wholesale trade001
Total worker deaths190116117

Source: Safe Work Australia

 

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