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Workplace Fatalities

These statistics show the number of fatal work-related incidents reported to WorkSafe New Zealand (WorkSafe) under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. They do not include deaths in the maritime or aviation sectors or fatalities due to work-related road crashes. These are investigated by Maritime New Zealand, the Civil Aviation Authority and the New Zealand Police respectively.

Workplace fatalities by year

These statistics show the number of fatal work-related incidents reported to WorkSafe by year.

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Workplace fatalities by age group

These statistics show the number of fatal work-related incidents reported to WorkSafe by age and year.

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Workplace fatalities by region

Clickable map of New Zealand with regional fatality data.

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Workplace fatalities by industry

These statistics show the number of fatal work-related incidents reported to WorkSafe by industry and year.

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Workplace fatalities by focus area

These statistics show the number of fatal work-related incidents reported to WorkSafe by focus area and year.

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Workplace fatalities Summary

Short summaries for fatalities notified to WorkSafe from 2013 onwards. These include the date of incident, the industry, focus area, and region in which the accident occurred, and the victim’s age at the time of the accident.

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Last updated 3 May 2017

Related information

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

Statistics New Zealand - Injury Information Manager

Accident Compensation Corporation

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