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Workplace Accidents, Injuries and Diseases in Australia October 2020 – Infographic

Agriculture, men and traumatic joint and muscle injuries a key theme in workplace accidents.

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Even though workplaces becoming safer, safety still isn't perfect. See our workplace accidents infographics below for more.

Agriculture, forestry and injury is the most affected industry

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*Australian Council of Trade Unions: Work Shouldn’t Hurt 2018

Injury causes in the workplace

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Males vs females

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Sources:

  • Safe Work Australia: Work-related injury fatalities - Key WHS statistics Australia 2018
  • Safe Work Australia: Work-related injury and disease - Key WHS statistics Australia 2018

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