Safe Work Australia has provided the latest workplace safety stats and data.

Safe Work Australia has published its annual key work health and safety statistics report

The key findings include:

  • 183 people were fatally injured at work in 2019
  • machinery operators and drivers had the highest number of fatalities by occupation (72 fatalities) in 2019
  • there were a total of 114,435 serious workers’ compensation claims in Australia in 2018-19
  • the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry had the highest worker fatality rate in 2019
  • body stressing was the leading cause of serious workers’ compensation claims in 2018-19, accounting for 36 per cent of all serious claims
  • vehicle collisions accounted for 43 per cent of worker fatalities in 2019

More details are available in the official report.