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Issue 386 - 5 December 2013

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Industry News
Death toll climbs again
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Commonwealth HSR Bridging Course
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Worker Fatalities Update
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Worker Fatalities Update

155 Australian workers lost to workplace fatalities as at
2 December 2013

15 more worker fatalities have been reported by Safe Work Australia since the last Safe-T-Bulletin update on 7 November and the death toll continues to climb.

NSCA encourages business and workers in Australia to work safe and smart so that everyone goes home safe to family and community.

NSCA can work with your business to provide sustainable solutions to protect your most important asset – people.

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Safe Work Australia lists worker fatalities by industry for the year to date:

Industry of workplace Worker deaths
year-to-date 2013
Transport, postal & warehousing 37
Agriculture, forestry & fishing 40
Construction 18
Manufacturing 14
Administrative & support services 1
Public administration & safety 5
Arts & recreation services 9
Mining 6
Electricity, gas, water & waste services 6
Education & training 0
Health care & social assistance 2
Other services 3
Retail trade 7
Wholesale trade 3
Information media & telecommunications 1
Accommodation & food services 2
Financial & insurance services 0
Government administration & defence 1
Professional, scientific & technical services 0
Industry unknown 0
Total worker deaths 155


For more information read here.

The number of worker deaths listed by Safe Work Australia is based on initial media reports and is only a preliminary estimate for the number of people killed. Work-related status cannot be confirmed until the death is investigated by the appropriate authority. Once this has occurred, it is reported in Safe Work Australia’s Notifiable Fatalities Monthly Report and Work Related Traumatic Injury Fatalities Reports.

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