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.

The latest report analysing work-related vehicle fatalities is available here.  For more information on vehicle-related incidents and deaths, see the Work Related Vehicle Safety section of our 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 2022 (NACE Revision 2)

Economic sectorFatalities
A-Agriculture,forestry and fishingCrop and animal production,hunting and related service activities5
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 activities1
F-Construction2
G-Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and personal goods0
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 security1
P-Education1
Q-Human health and social work activities0
R-Arts, entertainment and recreation0
S-Other service activities0
Total10

(Updated 27th May 2022) 

These are provisional figures and are subject to change

Fatal Workplace Injuries by Economic Sector 2012-2021 (NACE Revision 2)

Economic sector2012201320142015201620172018201920202021
A-Agriculture,forestry and fishingCrop and animal production,hunting and related service activities20163218212515202010
Forestry and logging1001101001
Fishing and aquaculture7515424330
B-Mining and quarrying1202100000
C-Manufacturing0133202245
D-Electricity; gas, steam and air conditioning supply0110000000
E-Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities3103112212
F-Construction8116111065121610
G-Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and personal goods3353232142
H-Transportation and storage2433158626
I-Accommodation and food service activities0000010010
J-Information and communication0000000100
K-Financial and insurance activities0000000000
L-Real estate activities0000000000
M-Professional, scientific and technical activities1110000000
N-Administrative and support service activities1020200100
O-Public administration and defence; compulsory social security0004150010
P-Education0100000001
Q-Human health and social work activities1002100000
R-Arts, entertainment and recreation0011100021
S-Other service activities0100000000
Total48475556484839485438

(Updated 21st January 2022) 

These are provisional figures and are subject to change

Rate of fatal work-related incidents per 100,000 workers

Fatal Workplace Injury Rate 1998-2020

These are provisional figures and are subject to change