Finder.com.au has compiled a list of the most dangerous jobs in Australia and the construction industry is on the list.
The list ranks the top 10 most dangerous industries based on fatalities between 2003 and 2015.
Finder.com.au took employment figures from Safe Work Australia in the Australian Workers’ Compensation statistics and combined them with the Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities report stats to create a Risk Score for each industry.
Here are Australia’s Top 10 most dangerous industries
- Agriculture, forestry and fishing – recorded 744 workplace fatalities between 2003 – 2015.
- Transport, postal and warehousing – recorded 754 work-related fatalities between 2003 – 2015
- Construction – 469 people killed in construction-related incidents between 2003-2015
- Manufacturing – 275 workers killed in workplace incidents between 2003-2015
- Wholesale trade – 98 fatalities between 2003-2015
- Mining – 122 killed in mining incidents between 2013-2015
- Health and community services – had the highest number of worker compensation claims in 2014-2015 (17,565 claims lodged)
- Public administration and safety – recorded a total of 6 deaths and 8270 workers’ compensation claims in 2015
- Electricity, gas, water and waste services –recorded an increase in workers’ compensation claims in 2015 with 1,175 (up from 1,100)
- Administrative and support services – 7 killed in workplace incidents