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Fatal Workplace Injuries

The classification of fatalities may be subject to change as additional information becomes available. This can result in the overall fatality total changing, in addition to the sectoral totals.

A more detailed breakdown of fatal and non-fatal injuries is available in our annual Summary of Workplace Injury, Illness and Fatality Statistics.

Reports analysing work related vehicle fatalities are available in the work related vehicle safety section of this website.

Note that the NACE classification system (for classifying the economic activity of the employer) has been updated to reflect developments in economic activity.  Fatalities for 2008 onward are shown using the NACE Rev.2 classification and fatalities from 2002 to 2007 are shown using the NACE Rev.1 classification.

Fatal workplace injuries by economic sector 2008-2014 (NACE Revision 2)

Economic sector2008200920102011201220132014
A-Agriculture,forestry and fishingCrop and animal production,hunting and related service activities2010222221166
Forestry and logging1130000
Fishing and aquaculture1245750
B-Mining and quarrying1201120
D-Electricity; gas, steam and air conditioning supply0000010
E-Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities2023410
G-Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and personal goods3242332
H-Transportation and storage3637140
I-Accommodation and food service activities0101000
J-Information and communication0000000
K-Financial and insurance activities0000000
L-Real estate activities0000000
M-Professional, scientific and technical activities1102110
N-Administrative and support service activities0100101
O-Public administration and defence; compulsory social security0201000
Q-Human health and social work activities0111100
R-Arts, entertainment and recreation1011000
S-Other service activities2100010

(Updated 23rd April 2014)

Fatal workplace injuries by economic sector 2002-2007 (NACE Revision 1)

Economic Sector200220032004200520062007
A - Agriculture, hunting and forestry142013181811
B - Fishing3042212
C - Mining and quarrying310622
D - Manufacturing772744
E - Electricity / gas / water120000
F - Construction212016231318
G - Wholesale/retail trade; repair of goods144831
H - Hotels and restaurants000000
I - Transport, storage and communication796549
J - Financial intermediation001000
K - Real estate, renting, business000122
L - Public Admin / Defence310214
M - Education001000
N - Health / social work001010
O - Other community, social and personal services142214


Fatal workplace injury rate 2003-2012

fatality rate 2003-2012