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SafeWork SA issues briefing note on work-related road fatalities


Thursday 17 November 2016

SafeWork SA has issued a briefing note on work-related road fatalities.

Work-related road crashes account for 1 in 3 occupational fatalities in Australia and 15% of the national road toll. Work-related road crashes incur a greater average time lost in worker absence than any other claim.

So far in 2016, there have been a total of 18 work-related fatalities in South Australia of which 12 have been work-related road fatalities compared to six in the traditional workplace setting. This compares to 14 fatalities in 2015 with only five road-related.

In 2014 there were 13 fatalities with eight being road-related.

Click here to download the briefing note.