SAFE WORK AUSTRALIA STATISTICS REPORT 2019
Safe Work Australia compiles the Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities data set which provides national statistics on all workers and bystanders fatally injured at work. This data draws on a range of
information sources, including:
• initial reporting of fatalities in the media or on relevant authority websites such as police, road authorities and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau
• notifications to Safe Work Australia from the jurisdictional authorities, and
• the National Coronial Information System which provides confidential access to coroners’, police and other investigative reports.
Work-related fatalities resulting from diseases, natural causes and suicides are excluded.
This document provides statistics about people who die each year from an injury sustained in the course of a work activity (worker fatalities) in Australian territories or territorial seas.