It seems that the construction industry is not doing enough to combat workplace accidents which lead to injuries and fatalities, if statistics provided by Safe Work Australia are anything to go by.
A recent report on the latest fatality figures for Oz revealed that 53 Aussies have been killed at work in the past 4 months.
The latest statistics have been published on Safe Work Australia’s website, which shows that this year already 14 workers in the construction industry have died on the job, followed by 12 workers from the agricultural industry.
The construction industry has been identified as one of the highest risk industries and these high mortality figures prove this.
Every month Safe Work Australia releases the number of fatalities across Australia broken down by industry and the worst affected industries this year so far are construction, agriculture, transport and manufacturing respectively.
From these figures it is hoped that people in these industries pay more attention to workplace health and safety. It also helps us to evaluate the state of WHS in Oz and whether efforts to encourage safety are working and actually helping to reduce deaths in these high risk sectors.
Visit http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/ for more information on the statistics and latest fatality report.