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We provide a broad range of statistics about workplace health and safety on this site. Please note the following information regarding the statistics we provide:

  1. These statistics are the most detailed and up to date information published by WorkSafe.
  2. These statistics relate to events and activities occurring in WorkSafe New Zealand’s jurisdiction and do not include notifications required under the HSE Act to Maritime NZ (water-borne incidents) and the Civil Aviation Authority (air incidents).
  3. Statistics NZ provides a full picture of workplace incidents bringing together all Health and Safety in Employment Act, Health and Safety at Work Act notifications and ACC data. Please see the Statistics NZ website for their information.

Workplace Fatalities

This section includes tables relating to confirmed fatal work-related incidents reported to WorkSafe New Zealand (WorkSafe). It does not include information on fatalities that occurred outside WorkSafe’s jurisdiction (e.g. maritime or aviation related fatalities). Tables showing fatalities reported by year, age group, region, WorkSafe Focus area, and industry are included. Summaries for each fatality are also provided.

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Notifiable Events

This section includes tables relating to events, injuries, and illnesses notified to WorkSafe New Zealand under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA). It also includes links to archived tables of serious harm notifications received under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (HSE).

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Prosecutions

This section includes summaries of completed prosecutions dating from 13 June 2013.

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Sources of Work-related injury data

This paper summarises the differences between data sources on New Zealand work-related injury.

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Workplace injuries classification

These data sheets identify the Level 1 – 3 classifications of workplace fatalities and injuries provided to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety to determine the risk profile of individual industries in New Zealand.

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Towards 2020

Progress towards the Government’s Working Safer fatality and serious injury reduction target

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Related information

Other websites that hold statistics relating to workplace fatalities and accidents:

Statistics New Zealand - Injury Information Manager

Accident Compensation Corporation

Did you know?

One-in-five workers said they had experienced a serious harm incident in the last 12 months.

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