So far in January (January 24, 2019) according to Safe Work Australia, there have been 5 workplace fatalities in Australia.
In 2018, there were 152 workers killed at work, an improvement from the previous year when 190 workers were killed on the job.
Of the 5 workers killed in 2019, 2 were from the construction industry, as compared to last year this time when only 1 construction worker had died on the job. The agriculture, fishing and forestry industry was responsible for 2 deaths this year as well, with the transport industry claiming one life.
For the construction industry, we haven’t had a very good start to the year however it’s not too late to make a change. There’s still time to turn things around and make safety the first priority, beginning with construction safety training.