In 2009–10, 337 people died in Australia from a work-related traumatic injury.
This report is the seventh in a series that estimates the number of workers and bystanders killed each year due to work-related injury. Because there is no single national data collection system that identifies all work-related injury fatalities, the exact number of people who die in any year as a result of work-related injuries in Australia is difficult to establish. To achieve the best estimate, Safe Work Australia examines three datasets that contain information on work-related fatalities.
In 2009–10, 337 people died in Australia from a work-related traumatic injury. Of these, 216 (64%) were injured at work (Worker fatalities); 79 (23%) while travelling to or from work (Commuter fatalities) and 42 (12%) as a bystander to someone else’s work activity (Bystander fatalities).