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Notified fatalities report January - June 2022 published

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) has published the latest notified fatalities report.

WHSQ and the Electrical Safety Office report monthly to Safe Work Australia about work-related fatalities.

The report revealed there were 18 fatalities for the half year from January to June 2022, including 14 workers and four bystanders—15 were male and three were female.

The construction industry had the highest number of fatalities at four, followed by the manufacturing industry at three. Agriculture, forestry and fishing recorded two fatalities for the period.

Being hit by moving objects (7), falls from a height (3), being trapped by moving machinery or equipment (2), and drowning or immersion (2) were the most common mechanism groups.

The report noted that the approximate 100 workplace fatalities per year (regularly compensated by the Queensland workers’ compensation scheme) included injuries linked to commuting (travelling to or from work) and diseases, in addition to fatalities resulting from work-related traumatic injuries.

The report also includes narrative data including a description of what led to the fatality.

More information

Read the notified fatalities report for January–June 2022 (PDF, 0.37 MB).