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OHS Canada: Safety statistics reveal ‘disappointing’ trends on workplace fatalities, injuries

1,027 Canadian workers died of work-related causes in 2018

October 15, 2020  by OHS Canada

The latest report on work fatality and injury rates in Canada was released in April. (kokliang1981/Adobe Stock)

Canadian workplaces are becoming less safe, according to the latest data on occupational health and safety across the country.

Released April 27, the 2020 Report on Work Fatality and Injury Rates in Canada indicates 1,027 workers died of work-related causes in 2018, marking an increase of 76 from 2017.

The report is based on data from 2018 — the latest available statistics. Comparable 2019 statistics will not be available until early 2021.

In 2018, most jurisdictions also reported higher injury rates, with Ontario and New Brunswick leading the way at 15 per cent, among provinces with 100,000 employees.


Read more on OHS Canada, one of Canadian Manufacturing‘s sister publications.

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