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Safe Work Australia releases redesigned dashboard

Construction and transport are once again among the top three industries in fatalities, according to data published by Safe Work Australia.

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Along with releasing its newly redesigned fatalities dashboard, the national safety body published preliminary findings from 2024 as well as reviewing data from 2023. According to the body, there were 173 preliminary worker fatalities, of which 75 could be attributed to the ‘Vehicle accident’ sub-category. Additionally, 64 per cent of fatalities occurred in three of the 19 categories industries: transport, postal and warehousing, construction, and agriculture, forestry, and fishing.

The new dashboard also includes a rolling average of the past five years for safety insights over extended periods of time. Despite the overall number being seven beneath the previous five-year average, construction and transport posted numbers above its previous five-year average. Mining, on the other hand, recorded seven fatalities, on par with its five-year average.

Data for 2024’s preliminary fatalities will be routinely updated on a fortnightly basis. According to Safe Work Australia, the total number of workplace fatalities may be higher once data sets are finalised for a given year.


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