This page provides statistics on worker fatalities by the age of the employee at the time death.
- Fatality rates have fallen over the past 14 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 four to 10 times higher than the younger age groups.
- Workers aged between 45–54 years old have accounted for the highest number (759) of fatalities in the past 14 years.
Figure 1: Worker fatalities: fatality rate by age group, 2003 to 2016
Table 1: Worker fatalities: number by age group, 2003 to 2016
|Year||Less than 25||25–34||35–44||45–54||55–64||65 and over||Total|
* Total includes persons where age at death is unknown