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Allowed Traumatic Fatalities by Year of Death

Unfortunately, every year a number of Ontario workers die of a work-related traumatic incident.  For Schedule 2 employers in 2016, four workers lost their lives due to a traumatic workplace fatality.

Over the past 10 years, 86 per cent of traumatic fatality claims occurred among males, with the predominant age group being 50 to 54 years old. The leading cause of traumatic fatalities continues to be motor vehicle incidents, which accounted for 35 per cent of these deaths over the 10 year period.

 

 

Over the 10-year period from 2007 to 2016, the following age groups, events and gender accounted for the highest traumatic fatality percentages:

  • Age Groups: 50 to 54 (19%), 30 to 34 (15%), 40 to 44 (15%), 45 to 49 (15%)
  • Events: Motor Vehicle Incidents (35%), Other Transportation Incidents (23%)
  • Gender: Males (86%)