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Workplace fatalities by industry

For the 2011-2017* calendar years

These statistics show the number of fatal work-related incidents reported to WorkSafe New Zealand 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.

These figures record fatalities directly attributable to the primary industry activity in which they occurred. For example, a fatality involving a construction worker undertaking construction activity. In addition to the core Agriculture and Forestry industries, WorkSafe also includes ‘Services to Agriculture and Fishing’† in Agriculture and ‘Services to Forestry’ in Forestry.

† None of the reported fatalities involved services to fishing.

 

Data table

Industry 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017* Total
Accommodation and Food Services - 1 1 - - 1 - 3
Administrative and Support Services 1 1 - - 1 1 - 4
Agriculture 16 15 22 23 19 18 7 120
Arts and Recreation Services 5 8 3 3 3 2 1 25
Construction 4 9 6 5 2 6 3 35
Education and Training 1 - 1 - 1 - - 3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services 3 1 - 1 3 2 3 13
Forestry 3 6 10 1 3 4 3 30
Fishing, Hunting and Trapping - - - - - 1 1 2
Health Care and Social Assistance 3 - 2 2 - 5 - 12
Manufacturing 2 2 1 1 1 5 - 12
Mining - 1 - - 1 1 - 3
Other Services 5 - 1 1 1 - - 8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 1 - 1 - - - - 2
Public Administration and Safety 1 2 2 3 - - 1 9
Quarrying 1 - - - 4 - - 5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services - - - - - 1 - 1
Retail Trade - - 1 - - - - 1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing 3 2 6 8 3 2 4 28
Wholesale Trade - - - - 1 - - 1
Total 49 48 57 48 43 49 23 317

 

* 2017 figures are year to date 07 June 2017

Last updated 19 June 2017