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Date PostedJune 22, 2019

56 Australians Killed At Work This Year So far

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According to SafeWork Australia, there have already been 56 workplace fatalities on Australian work sites at a cost of $61.8billion to the Australian economy.

In the construction industry, 9 workers have lost their lives on the job, the third highest number of workplace fatalities in any industry (exceeded only by the transport, postal & warehousing and agriculture, forestry & fishing industries).

In 2018 the construction industry had a total of 11 construction worker fatalities, given that we are only half way through the year and just 2 away from that total number, 2019 is not going too well for the sector in terms of health and safety.

Read more at https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/statistics-and-research/statistics/fatalities/fatality-statistics#year-to-date-2018-preliminary-worker

Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning and web strategy firm based in George St Brisbane. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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