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 2018 (NACE Revision 2)

Economic sectorFatalities
A-Agriculture,forestry and fishingCrop and animal production,hunting and related service activities13
Forestry and logging1
Fishing and aquaculture2
B-Mining and quarrying0
C-Manufacturing2
D-Electricity; gas, steam and air conditioning supply0
E-Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities0
F-Construction3
G-Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and personal goods2
H-Transportation and storage2
I-Accommodation and food service activities0
J-Information and communication0
K-Financial and insurance activities0
L-Real estate activities0
M-Professional, scientific and technical activities0
N-Administrative and support service activities0
O-Public administration and defence; compulsory social security0
P-Education0
Q-Human health and social work activities0
R-Arts, entertainment and recreation2
S-Other service activities0
Total27

(Updated 18th July 2018)

Fatal Workplace Injuries by Economic Sector 2008-2017 (NACE Revision 2)

Economic sector2008200920102011201220132014201520162017
A-Agriculture,forestry and fishingCrop and animal production,hunting and related service activities20102222201630182124
Forestry and logging1130100100
Fishing and aquaculture1245751542
B-Mining and quarrying1201120210
C-Manufacturing6122013320
D-Electricity; gas, steam and air conditioning supply0000011000
E-Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities2023410311
F-Construction15106681181196
G-Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and personal goods3242334222
H-Transportation and storage3637144416
I-Accommodation and food service activities0101000001
J-Information and communication0000000000
K-Financial and insurance activities0000000000
L-Real estate activities0000000000
M-Professional, scientific and technical activities1102111000
N-Administrative and support service activities0100102020
O-Public administration and defence; compulsory social security1201000415
P-Education0200010000
Q-Human health and social work activities0111100210
R-Arts, entertainment and recreation1011001110
S-Other service activities2100010000
Total57434854484755564647


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
Total616850745167

Fatal Workplace Injury Rate 1998-2015

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