Latest statistics from Safe Work Australia show as at 11 October, 132 Australian workers have been killed at work in 2016.
Transport, postal & warehousing has once again emerged as the most fatal industry with 42 fatalities so far. The Agriculture, forestry & fishing industry has recorded 34 fatalities while 21 construction workers have been killed on the job since the beginning of this year.
Other industries that have recorded fatalities in 2016 include Electricity, gas, water & waste services (7), Arts & recreation services(6), Other services(5) and mining (4).
Each of the following industries have recorded two fatalities: Administrative & support services, Accommodation & food services, Retail trade, Information media & telecommunications and Professional, scientific & technical services.
The figures show Wholesale trade, Health care & social assistance and Public administration & safety have each one fatality.
A total of 190 Australian workers were killed on the job in 2015, according to Safe Work Australia.
Source: Safe Work Australia
Safe Work Australia updates 2016 workplace fatality figures by Stephen. Available from <http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/10/safe-work-australia-updates-2016-workplace-fatality-figures/#.WABi2uB97Dc> [1:38am, Friday 14 October, 2016]