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160 Australian workers died on the job in 2022

Feb 2nd 2023

160 Australian workers died on the job in 2022

The latest Safe Work Australia figures show 160 Australian workers were killed on the job in 2022.

The Transport, postal & warehousing industry leads with 65 fatalities, Agriculture, forestry & fishing comes second with 37 fatalities, while Manufacturing and Construction recorded 17 fatalities each.

In 2021, the Transport, postal & warehousing industry had 51 fatalities, Agriculture, forestry & fishing 35 fatalities and Construction industry 23 deaths. A total of 169 workers were killed at work in 2021.

Additional information is available on the Safe Work Australia website.

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