Preliminary work-related fatalities

We update this data when we get more information.  

How we source data 

Our preliminary estimates often come from initial media reports.  

To get more information about the fatality, we work with: 

  • Work health and safety (WHS) authorities 
  • the National Coronial Information System 
  • workers’ compensation data.  

Overview 

In 2022: 160 Australian workers were killed at work.

Preliminary worker deaths by industry of workplace

Industry of workplace 

Worker deaths 2021 

Preliminary worker deaths 2022 

Accommodation & food services

2

2

Administrative & support services

5

1

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

35

37

Arts & recreation services

5

1

Construction

23

17

Education & training

4

0

Electricity, gas, water & waste services

3

7

Financial & insurance services

0

0

Health care & social assistance

1

1

Information media & telecommunications

0

0

Manufacturing

11

17

Mining

6

4

Other services

2

5

Professional, scientific & technical services

1

1

Public administration & safety

6

8

Rental, hiring & real estate services

2

0

Retail trade  

1

2

Transport, postal & warehousing

51

65

Wholesale trade 

4

1

Total worker deaths 

169

160