Fatalities

Print Content - Version imprimable

Allowed Traumatic Fatalities by Year of Death

Unfortunately, every year a number of Ontario workers die of a work-related traumatic incident.  Over the past 10 years, 92 per cent of all traumatic fatality claims occurred among males, with the predominant age group being 45 to 49 years old. During this period, the construction, transportation and services sectors accounted for 65 per cent of these workplace traumatic incidents.

For Schedule 1 employers in 2016, 60 workers lost their lives due to a workplace traumatic fatality. Motor vehicle incidents have remained the leading cause of traumatic fatalities over the past 10 years.

 

 

Over the 10 year period from 2007 to 2016, the following age groups, industry sectors, events, and gender accounted for the highest traumatic fatality percentages:

  • Age Groups: 45 to 49 (13%), 55 to 59 (12%), 25 to 29 (11%), 40 to 44 (11%), 50 to 54 (11%)
  • Industry Sectors: Construction (29%), Transportation (24%), Services (12%)
  • Events: Motor Vehicle Incidents (36%), Falls (18%), Struck By/Caught in Objects (13%)
  • Gender: Males (92%)