Latest Monthly Notifiable Fatalities Report Released

Safe Work Australia has recently released the monthly notifiable fatality report for December 2017, where 21 work-related notifiable fatalities were reported.

The report shows 14 male workers and three male bystanders were killed. Two female workers and two female bystanders were also killed.

Of the 21 fatalities, six fatalities were categorised as a vehicle incident —air crash, five as a vehicle incident on a public road, three as being hit by falling object, and vehicle incident — other.

The four remaining fatalities were due to other types of incidences.

Ten fatalities occurred in Transport, postal & warehousing workplaces, four in Agriculture, forestry & fishing workplaces, two each in Construction and Manufacturing workplaces, and one each occurred in Retail trade, Public administration & safety, and Other services workplaces.

According to Safe Work Australia, the monthly notifiable fatality report provides a national summary of work-related traumatic fatalities that were notifiable to Australian work health and safety jurisdictions.

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