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16 more people killed

The latest notifiable workplace fatalities report reveals that 16 people were killed at work in November last year.

The November figures reveal that 10 male workers, one female worker, three male bystanders and two female bystanders were killed.

Four of the fatalities involved a road crash, two fatalities each resulted from falls from a height, drowning and crushing. The other six fatalities were due to a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle, being trapped in machinery, being hit by an unattended vehicle, being hit by a falling object, insect and spider bites and stings, and being hit by a moving object other than a vehicle.

So far, total notifiable workplace fatalities for 2014 stand at 213.

For more details, visit the fatality figures.

Published on 12 March 2015 in the NSCA Foundation Safe-T-Bulletin.

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