Preliminary work-related fatalities

See the latest estimate of workers killed by injuries while working in Australia by industry of workplace.  

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 19 May 2022: 65 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, 19 May 2021 

Preliminary worker deaths year-to-date, 19 May 2022  

Accommodation & food services

2

1

Administrative & support services

1

0

Agriculture, forestry & fishing

9

14

Arts & recreation services

4

0

Construction

7

5

Education & training

0

0

Electricity, gas, water & waste services

2

4

Financial & insurance services

0

0

Health care & social assistance

0

0

Information media & telecommunications

0

0

Manufacturing

4

3

Mining

1

1

Other services

2

4

Professional, scientific & technical services

0

0

Public administration & safety

2

4

Rental, hiring & real estate services

0

0

Retail trade  

0

Transport, postal & warehousing

20

29

Wholesale trade 

1

Total worker deaths 

55

65