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 

As at 22 September 2022: 115 Australian workers have been killed at work this year.

Preliminary worker deaths by industry of workplace

Industry of workplace 

Preliminary worker deaths year-to-date, 22 September 2021 

Preliminary worker deaths year-to-date, 22 September 2022  

Accommodation & food services

2

2

Administrative & support services

1

0

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

22

24

Arts & recreation services

6

1

Construction

12

14

Education & training

1

0

Electricity, gas, water & waste services

3

5

Financial & insurance services

0

0

Health care & social assistance

0

1

Information media & telecommunications

0

0

Manufacturing

9

9

Mining

5

1

Other services

2

1

Professional, scientific & technical services

0

1

Public administration & safety

5

5

Rental, hiring & real estate services

0

0

Retail trade  

1

Transport, postal & warehousing

36

50

Wholesale trade 

1

1

Total worker deaths 

106

115