Occupational Disease Fatalities

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Allowed occupational disease fatalities by entitlement year

Occupational disease fatalities are people who died of a work-related disease or condition. In 2018, Schedule 2 had 48 fatality claims allowed for people who lost their lives from an occupational disease.

Over the past 10 years, 97 per cent of occupational disease fatality claims were men mostly aged over 65 years plus.

 

Over the 10-year period from 2009 to 2018, the following had the highest occupational disease fatality percentages:

  • Age groups: 65+ (66%), 60 to 64 (13%), 55 to 59 (7%) 50 to 54 (7%)
  • Gender: men (97%)