30 Jul 2015
Another nine people have been killed at work, according to the latest Safe Work Australia notifiable fatalities report.
The nine people were all male workers, who died in April 2015. This is six fewer deaths than the 15 fatalities recorded in March.
Three of the fatalities were due to crushing and two involved a vehicle incident (not on a public road). The other four fatalities were due to drowning, being hit by an unattended vehicle (on a public road), explosion and electrocution.
The report notes that two fatalities each occurred in the following industries: agriculture, forestry and fishing; electricity, gas, water and waste services; and wholesale trade. One fatality each occurred in accommodation and food services; retail trade; and transport, postal and warehousing.
For more details, visit the report
Published on 30 July 2015 in the NSCA Foundation Safe-T-Bulletin.