The State of the Work Environment (SOWE) series is produced by WorkSafe to promote awareness of workplace health and safety in Western Australia. This report mainly focuses on work-related traumatic injury fatalities occurring in Western Australia in the last decade.
The data used to produce this report differs from reports on lost time injuries and diseases. The definition and identification of work–related fatalities requires case-by-case assessment of the work being performed, and the circumstances of the fatal event. Fatal injuries or diseases leading to death for Commonwealth Government workers, workers covered by Comcare and defence personnel are not included in this data.