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This page provides statistics on worker fatalities by the age of the employee at the time of death.

  • Fatality rates have fallen over the past 16 years for all age groups. However, while the gap between the oldest age group and the younger age groups has narrowed, the fatality rate of the oldest age group remains more than three times higher than the younger age groups.
  • Workers aged between 45–54 years old have accounted for the highest number (820) of fatalities in the past 16 years.

Figure 1: Worker fatalities: fatality rate by age group, 2003 to 2018

This image shows that workers aged between 45–54 years old have accounted for the highest number (820) of fatalities in the past 16 years.

Table 1: Worker fatalities: number by age group, 2014 to 2018

Age group 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 5 year total
(2014–2018)
Under 25 22 17 16 16 19 90
25–34 33 39 33 32 24 161
35–44 28 28 24 33 25 138
45–54 45 50 39 36 27 197
55–64 38 42 48 48 31 207
65 & over 31 36 26 24 18 135
Total 197 212 186 189 144 928

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Last modified on Monday 18 November 2019 [6446|92894]