Occupational disease fatalities by entitlement year
People who died of a work-related disease or condition are considered occupational disease fatalities. Over the past 10 years, occupational disease fatalities occurred predominantly among males, with a significant number in the construction and manufacturing sectors.
In 2017, 175 fatality claims were allowed for people under Schedule 1 employers who lost their lives due to an occupational disease.
Over the 10-year period from 2008 to 2017, the following age group, industry sectors, and gender account for the highest occupational disease fatality percentages:
- Age group: 65+ (62%), 60 to 64 (13%), 50 to 54 (10%)
- Industry sectors: construction (29%), manufacturing (19%), primary metals (11%)
- Gender: males (97%)