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 2020 (NACE Revision 2)

Economic sectorFatalities
A-Agriculture,forestry and fishingCrop and animal production,hunting and related service activities17
Forestry and logging0
Fishing and aquaculture3
B-Mining and quarrying0
C-Manufacturing4
D-Electricity; gas, steam and air conditioning supply0
E-Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities1
F-Construction12
G-Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and personal goods5
H-Transportation and storage1
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 security1
P-Education0
Q-Human health and social work activities0
R-Arts, entertainment and recreation1
S-Other service activities0
Total45

(Updated 18 November 2020) 

These are provisional figures and are subject to change

Fatal Workplace Injuries by Economic Sector 2008-2019 (NACE Revision 2)

Economic sector200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
A-Agriculture,forestry and fishingCrop and animal production,hunting and related service activities201021222016321821251519
Forestry and logging113010011010
Fishing and aquaculture124575154243
B-Mining and quarrying121112021000
C-Manufacturing812201332022
D-Electricity; gas, steam and air conditioning supply000001100000
E-Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities202331031122
F-Construction151166811611106512
G-Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and personal goods324233532321
H-Transportation and storage263724331586
I-Accommodation and food service activities010100000100
J-Information and communication000000000001
K-Financial and insurance activities000000000000
L-Real estate activities000000000000
M-Professional, scientific and technical activities110211100000
N-Administrative and support service activities110010202001
O-Public administration and defence; compulsory social security020100041500
P-Education020001000000
Q-Human health and social work activities011110021000
R-Arts, entertainment and recreation101100111000
S-Other service activities100001000000
Total574348544847555648483947

(Updated 13 May 2020) 

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