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 2021 (NACE Revision 2)

Economic sectorFatalities
A-Agriculture,forestry and fishingCrop and animal production,hunting and related service activities2
Forestry and logging0
Fishing and aquaculture0
B-Mining and quarrying0
C-Manufacturing3
D-Electricity; gas, steam and air conditioning supply0
E-Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities1
F-Construction2
G-Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and personal goods1
H-Transportation and storage0
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 recreation0
S-Other service activities0
Total9

(Updated 21 April 2021) 

These are provisional figures and are subject to change

Fatal Workplace Injuries by Economic Sector 2010-2020 (NACE Revision 2)

Economic sector2011201220132014201520162017201820192020
A-Agriculture,forestry and fishingCrop and animal production,hunting and related service activities22201632182125151920
Forestry and logging0100110100
Fishing and aquaculture5751542433
B-Mining and quarrying1120210000
C-Manufacturing2013320224
D-Electricity; gas, steam and air conditioning supply0011000000
E-Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities3310311221
F-Construction681161110651214
G-Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and personal goods2335323215
H-Transportation and storage7243315863
I-Accommodation and food service activities1000001000
J-Information and communication0000000010
K-Financial and insurance activities0000000000
L-Real estate activities0000000000
M-Professional, scientific and technical activities2111000000
N-Administrative and support service activities0102020010
O-Public administration and defence; compulsory social security1000415001
P-Education0010000000
Q-Human health and social work activities1100210000
R-Arts, entertainment and recreation1001110002
S-Other service activities0010000000
Total54484755564848394753

(Updated 8th February 2021) 

These are provisional figures and are subject to change

Fatal Workplace Injury Rate 1998-2019

Fatal accident rate 1998-2019

These are provisional figures and are subject to change