Fifty-one Australian workers killed in 2019 so far

Safe Work Australia statistics show 51 Australian workers have been killed at work so far this year.

The Transport Postal and Warehousing industry has recorded the highest number of fatalities, with 19 workplace deaths in 2019.

The Agriculture Forestry and Fishing industry has 13 fatalities while Construction and Public administration and safety have each 7 fatalities.

Three Electricity, gas, water and waste services workers have been killed on the job this year, while the Mining industry has lost two workers.

Preliminary data from Safe Work Australia show 157 Australian workers were killed at work in 2018.

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