Since the start of this year, there have been 83 workplace fatalities across the country and across all sectors, according to the latest figures from Safe Work Australia.

The construction industry has the third highest number of fatalities – 14, exceeded only by the agriculture, forestry, fishing industry which had 26 deaths and transport, postal and warehousing industry with 24 fatalities.

Safe Work Australia said once the appropriate authorities investigated, more accurate information would become available about the incidents.

Last year there were 187 Australian workers killed on the job.

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