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 2017 (NACE Revision 2)

Economic sectorFatalities
A-Agriculture,forestry and fishingCrop and animal production,hunting and related service activities12
Forestry and logging0
Fishing and aquaculture0
B-Mining and quarrying0
C-Manufacturing0
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 goods1
H-Transportation and storage4
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 security4
P-Education0
Q-Human health and social work activities0
R-Arts, entertainment and recreation0
S-Other service activities0
Total24

(Updated 25th May 2017)

Fatal Workplace Injuries by Economic Sector 2008-2016 (NACE Revision 2)

Economic sector200820092010201120122013201420152016
A-Agriculture,forestry and fishingCrop and animal production,hunting and related service activities201022222016301821
Forestry and logging113010010
Fishing and aquaculture124575154
B-Mining and quarrying120112021
C-Manufacturing612201332
D-Electricity; gas, steam and air conditioning supply000001100
E-Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities202341031
F-Construction1510668118119
G-Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and personal goods324233422
H-Transportation and storage363714441
I-Accommodation and food service activities010100000
J-Information and communication000000000
K-Financial and insurance activities000000000
L-Real estate activities000000000
M-Professional, scientific and technical activities110211100
N-Administrative and support service activities010010202
O-Public administration and defence; compulsory social security120100040
P-Education020001000
Q-Human health and social work activities011110021
R-Arts, entertainment and recreation101100111
S-Other service activities210001000
Total574348544847555645


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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