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Construction Industry Profile

Construction Industry Profile

The Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 (Australian Strategy) has identified the construction industry as a priority industry for work health and safety. Data analysis helps inform governments, industry, unions and other organisations about how workers have been injured or killed so prevention activities can be directed to where they are needed most.

The Construction Industry Profile presents an overview of the main causes of workers’ injuries and fatalities in the construction industry. It includes data on injuries and fatalities by:

  • trends
  • industry groups & class
  • occupation
  • mechanism
  • nature of injury
  • jurisdiction
  • location of injury
  • age, and
  • breakdown agency.

The Profile also includes a detailed analysis of incidents involving falls from a height which is the second most common cause of injury and responsible for the most fatalities.

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