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 2019 (NACE Revision 2)

Economic sectorFatalities
A-Agriculture,forestry and fishingCrop and animal production,hunting and related service activities15
Forestry and logging0
Fishing and aquaculture3
B-Mining and quarrying0
C-Manufacturing3
D-Electricity; gas, steam and air conditioning supply0
E-Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities1
F-Construction6
G-Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and personal goods1
H-Transportation and storage6
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 activities1
O-Public administration and defence; compulsory social security0
P-Education0
Q-Human health and social work activities0
R-Arts, entertainment and recreation0
S-Other service activities0
Total36

(Updated 14th October 2019) 

These are provisional figures and are subject to change

Fatal Workplace Injuries by Economic Sector 2008-2018 (NACE Revision 2)

Economic sector20082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
A-Agriculture,forestry and fishingCrop and animal production,hunting and related service activities2010212220163218212515
Forestry and logging11301001101
Fishing and aquaculture12457515424
B-Mining and quarrying12111202100
C-Manufacturing81220133202
D-Electricity; gas, steam and air conditioning supply00000110000
E-Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities20233103112
F-Construction1511668116111065
G-Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and personal goods32423353232
H-Transportation and storage26372433158
I-Accommodation and food service activities01010000010
J-Information and communication00000000000
K-Financial and insurance activities00000000000
L-Real estate activities00000000000
M-Professional, scientific and technical activities11021110000
N-Administrative and support service activities11001020200
O-Public administration and defence; compulsory social security02010004150
P-Education02000100000
Q-Human health and social work activities01111002100
R-Arts, entertainment and recreation10110011100
S-Other service activities10000100000
Total5743485448475556484839

These are provisional figures and are subject to change

Fatal Workplace Injury Rate 1999-2018

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These are provisional figures and are subject to change