Occupational Disease Fatalities

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Allowed occupational disease fatalities by entitlement year

People who died of a work-related disease or condition are considered occupational disease fatalities.  In 2017, 40 fatality claims were allowed for people who lost their lives due to an occupational disease within Schedule 2.

Over the past 10 years, 97 per cent of occupational disease fatality claims occured among males, with the predominant age group being 65+.

Over the 10-year period from 2008 to 2017, the following age groups and gender accounted for the highest occupational disease fatality percentages:

  • Age groups: 65+ (61%), 60 to 64 (14%), 50 to 54 (9%)
  • Gender: males (97%)