Why agriculture is the nation’s most dangerous workplace
A TOTAL of 44 workers from the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector died on the job in 2016, maintaining the agriculture sector’s dubious title of being the nation’s most dangerous workplace.
Primary Industries Health and Safety Partnership (PIHSP) chairman Patrick Murphy said it was a figure the industry needs to address as a matter of priority.
“This makes the fatality rate (per 100,000 workers) of men and women working in the sector the highest of any other industry in Australia,” Mr Murphy said.
“This is a truly alarming statistic, and while October is acknowledged as National Safe Work Month, it’s time for every day…