Infographic: Agriculture fatality and injury data
The agriculture industry is one of seven industry groups identified as a national priority in the Australia Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-22.
Work health and safety in the agriculture industry presents unique challenges. While other industries share similar hazards, such as plant, chemicals, noise, dust, sun exposure and working with animals, the combination of hazards including remote and isolated work, makes this industry one of the most dangerous in which to work.
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Data from the infograph
43 workers killed each year in the agriculture industry
|Worker deaths involved a vehicle||74%|
|Workers killed in a single vehicle incident||65%|
|Workers killed while mustering||7%|
|Fatalities occurred on a farm||85%|
3400 workers injured in the agriculture industry
|Injuries occurred while driving a vehicle||7%|
|Injuries occurred as a result of a fall from height||11%|
|Injuries occurred as a result of muscular stress while handling objects||12%|
|Injuries occurred due to being hit by an animal||9%|
- Work-related injuries and fatalities on Australian farms
- Agriculture web page
- Agriculture, forestry and fishing statistics fact sheet
- Australian Strategy national priorities
- National Agriculture Activity Plan 2014-2019
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