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.
Data from the infograph
Average of 41 workers killed each year in the agriculture industry (2005 to 2014)
|Worker deaths involved a vehicle||75%|
|Workers killed in a single vehicle incident||67%|
|Workers killed while mustering||7%|
|Fatalities occurred on a farm||85%|
Average of 2980 serious claims in the agriculture industry per year (2004–05 to 2013–14)
|Serious claims due to vehicle incidents||7%|
|Serious claims due to falls from a height||11%|
|Serious claims due to muscular stress while handling objects||12%|
|Serious claims due to being hit by an animal||10%|