Agriculture one of Australia's most dangerous industries

The industry comprising of agriculture, forestry and fishery is one of the most dangerous in Australia, with six workers fatally injured at work in the year-to-date 2019, according to Safe Work Australia.

It currently has the highest number of preliminary fatalities in that period, followed by the transport, postal and warehousing industry with five deaths and four in construction.

According to Safe Work Australia, the number of worker deaths listed is based on initial media reports and is a preliminary estimate of the number of people killed while working.

In 2018, Safe Work Australia’s preliminary data shows there were 47 workers fatally injured at work in the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry.



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