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
Table 1: Worker fatalities: number by age group, 2014 to 2018
|Age group||2014||2015||2016||2017||2018||5 year total
|65 & over||31||36||26||24||18||135|