Feb 7th 2023
Highest workplace fatalities in New Zealand in 2022 were in Agriculture, WorkSafe figures reveal
Preliminary data from WorkSafe NZ indicates that 44 work-related fatalities were reported to the safety watchdog in 2022.
The Agriculture industry had the highest number of fatal occupational injuries with 12 fatalities; Transport reported 9 fatalities, while the Construction industry had 6 fatalities.
WorkSafe NZ said, "The work-related deaths listed in this table are based on initial notifications to WorkSafe and provides preliminary information. Once the death has been investigated, more detailed information becomes available."
See WorkSafe fatality summary table here.
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