Workplace fatalities

Confirmed workplace fatalities for the past 10 years to December 2019.
Last updated

Feb 2020

Reading level

medium

File Type and Size

Excel document, 92.69 kB

Document Length

7 pages

What it contains

The spreadsheet contains confirmed workplace fatalities, with breakdowns provided by month and year, age and gender, industry and LGA. Details of each fatality are also provided.

Data is subject to revision as additional information about known fatalities is received and as new fatality reports are received and processed. Therefore historical published fatality counts can change.

What is reported

The way we report on lives lost in Victorian workplaces has changed. Previously, this reporting excluded some work-related deaths that were not attributable to duties or obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, such as those caused by transport accidents or occupational diseases.

Now workers who die on the road, suicides attributable to work, industrial diseases such as silicosis, and workplace deaths resulting from a criminal act, are included.

We will be implementing this change for reporting for the 2020-21 financial year, commencing 1 July 2020.