The aim of this report is to provide statistics about people who die each year from injuries that arose through work-related activity.
The Work-related traumatic injury fatalities Australia 2015 report provides details on the number of people who have died in Australia from work-related injuries.
According to the report, 195 Australian workers were fatally injured at work in 2015. Safe Work Australia says the 2015 worker fatality rate of 1.6 fatalities per 100,000 workers was the lowest since the series began in 2003.
“The report provides statistics about people who die each year at work,” said Safe Work Australia CEO Michelle Baxter.
“This includes fatalities resulting from an injury at work, and as a bystander resulting from someone else’s work.”
The Work-related traumatic injury fatalities Australia 2015 report shows that in 2015, 96 per cent of fatalities were male workers, while vehicles were involved in about 60 percent of work-related fatalities.
The agriculture, forestry and fishing industry (52 fatalities) or the transport, postal and warehousing industry (40 fatalities) accounted for nearly half of worker fatalities, states the report.
Safe Work Australia says the latest report is based on information from a number of sources and data are constantly reviewed, which may change estimates as more information comes to hand.