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Work-related traumatic injury fatalities are down, but vehicle incidents continue to play a significant role in these fatalities.

The latest report from Safe Work Australia reveals 191 workers died in 2013 compared to 228 in 2012. This is a 16 per cent decrease. It is also 39 per cent lower than the 311 deaths recorded in 2007.

Although most of the decrease from 2012 to 2013 was due to fewer workers killed in vehicle crashes on public roads, in 2013, 34 per cent of deaths were due to vehicle crashes.

In addition, 122 of the 191 fatalities in 2013 involved a vehicle.

However, it is notable that the work-related death toll due to vehicle crashes has halved from 130 in 2007 to 65 in 2013.

For more details, visit the traumatic fatalities report.

Published on 17 July 2014 in NSCA Safe-T-Bulletin.

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