The number of Australians killed on the job in 2017 has reached 151 across all industries.
According to Safe Work Australia’s latest figures, the workplace death toll has risen to 151, with the 3 industries responsible for the most fatalities being,
1. Transport postal and warehousing with 57 workplace deaths
2. The Agriculture, forestry & fishing industry recording 41 fatalities
3. The Construction industry comes third, recording 28 fatalities.
The construction industry, as well as the other 2 industries in the top 3, consistently appear in the top 4 most high risk industries in Australia.