Cth: NSCA Advises Increase in Notifiable Fatalities

The National Safety Council of Australia advises that work-related notifiable fatalities have jumped to 26 in March.

The Safe Work Australia Notifiable Fatalities Monthly Report shows 10 more people died in work-related incidents in March than in the previous month.

A total of 23 male workers and three female bystanders died in March; six of the workers and all three of the bystanders died in incidents on public roads.

The causes of the other deaths were:

• hit by a falling object (5)
• fell from a height (4)
• electrocuted (2)
• involved in vehicle incidents not on public roads (2)
• involved in an explosion (1)
• hit by a moving object other than a vehicle (1)
• hit by an animal (1)
• assault (1)

More deaths took place in construction and transport and storage than other workplaces.

For more details, visit Safe Work Australia.


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