Federal: Work Fatalities
Posted On April 3, 2019
March 4: Workplace fatalities across Canada are on the rise. According to the Association of Workers’ Comp Boards of Canada, there were 951 reported fatalities in in 2017, as compared to 904 in 2016 and 852 in 2015. Other findings:
- Equipment operators was the deadliest occupation with 486 deaths
- Construction was the deadliest industry (217 deaths) followed by manufacturing (160)
- 920 of the 951 fatality victims were male
- 64% of victims were over age 64
- 23 victims were age 15 to 24
- There were 251,625 total lost time claims accepted, vs. 240,682 in 2016 and 232,629 in 2015
- Lost time claims for young workers increased year over year from 29,499 to 31,441
- Highest lost time injury rates: Manitoba at 2.82%, followed by Northwest Terr/Nunavut at 2.21% and BC at 2.18%
- Lowest lost time injury rates: Ontario at 1.09%, Alberta at 1.39% and New Brunswick at 1.46%.
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