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The dangerous jobs most likely to kill you at work

Fishermen are among the workers most likely to die on the job as the danger rankings of workplaces is revealed

  • Five people have died as a result of workplace injuries in Australia in 2019
  • Agricultural employees and workers in the forestry sectors are the riskiest  
  • Transport, postal and warehousing came in as the second most dangerous
  •  Manufacturing and healthcare also qualified above mining and electrical

Fishermen, farmers and lumberjacks are the most likely to die at work according to new data collating Australia’s most dangerous industries.   

Agricultural employees and workers in the forestry and fishing sectors claimed the title of the riskiest in the country from 2014-2017.

In those industries alone there were over 52 fatalities throughout the year – an 18 per cent increase from 2016 – and another 3,620 serious injuries. 

Fishermen were crowned employees of the most dangerous sector from 2014-2017

Farmers were crowned employees of the most dangerous sector from 2014-2017

Farmers were crowned employees of the most dangerous sector from 2014-2017

Transport, postal and warehousing came in as the second most dangerous industry with 54 deaths and 8,330 serious injuries – up 15 per cent from the previous year.

Graham Cooke, insights manager at finder.com.au told news.com.au transport and postal workplace incidents are expected to rise. 

‘We expect that danger to grow over the next few years with the boom in online shopping delivery and the popularity of people ordering food to their homes via apps,’ Mr Cooke said.

‘That industry is growing in demand and activity, so we expect those numbers could rise.’

Agricultural employees and workers in the forestry and fishing sectors claimed the title of the riskiest in the country from 2014-2017

Agricultural employees and workers in the forestry and fishing sectors claimed the title of the riskiest in the country from 2014-2017

Transport, postal and warehousing came in as the second most dangerous industry with 54 deaths and 8,330 serious injuries - up 15 per cent from the previous year

Transport, postal and warehousing came in as the second most dangerous industry with 54 deaths and 8,330 serious injuries – up 15 per cent from the previous year

Construction also made the top three, with 30 deaths in 2017 and 13,280 serious injury claims

Construction also made the top three, with 30 deaths in 2017 and 13,280 serious injury claims

AUSTRALIA’S MOST DANGEROUS JOBS 

1. Agricultural, forestry and fishing 

2. Transport, postal and warehousing 

3. Construction

4. Manufacturing

5. Wholesale trade

6. Arts and recreational services

7. Health care and social assistance

8. Mining

9. Electricity, gas, water & waste services

10. Administrative & support services

Construction also made the top three, with 30 deaths in 2017 and 13,280 serious injury claims.

‘Nearly three-quarters of all fatalities occurred in those top three industries,’ Mr Cooke said. 

Manufacturing and healthcare roles also qualified in the top ten most hazardous industries above mining and electrical services.  

Administrative & support services rounded out the list with an 11 per cent spike in serious injury claims.

At least five people have already died as a result of workplace injuries in Australia this year. 

2018 statistics are yet to be finalised. 

Manufacturing and healthcare also qualified in the top ten most hazardous industries above mining and electrical services

Manufacturing and healthcare also qualified in the top ten most hazardous industries above mining and electrical services



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