Fatalities

Allowed traumatic fatalities by year of death

Every year there are Ontarians who die of a work-related traumatic injury. Over the past 10 years, 92 per cent of all traumatic fatality claims were from men, mostly between the ages of 55 to 59 years old. Construction, transportation, manufacturing and services sectors accounted for 76 per cent of these workplace traumatic incidents.

For Schedule 1 employers in 2018, 72 people lost their lives because of a workplace traumatic fatality.

 

From 2009 to 2018, the following age groups, industry sectors, events, and gender had the highest traumatic fatality percentages:

  • Age groups: 55 to 59 (12%), 25 to 29 (11%), 40 to 44 (11%), 45 to 49 (11%), 50 to 54 (11%),
  • Industry sectors: Construction (32%), Transportation (23%), Manufacturing (11%) Services (11%)
  • Gender: Men (92%)