Safe Work Australia has released the latest work-related fatality figures.
The figures show as at 18 January 2018, there have been 8 Australian workers killed at work this year.
Six of the fatalities occurred in the transport, postal & warehousing workplaces, while agriculture, forestry & fishing and wholesale trade have each one fatality.
In 2017, Safe Work Australia’s preliminary data shows 174 Australian workers were killed at work, compared with 182 workers in 2016.
The safety watchdog says these figures are based on initial media reports and are a preliminary estimate of the number of people killed while working.