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How Dangerous is Your Job?

Do you work in the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry? Well, according to SafeWork’s Key Work Health and Safety Statistics Australia 2017, your job could quite literally be putting your life at risk. According to, the industry has been rated the most dangerous in the country for the third year in a row.


If you’re in the transport, postal and warehousing industry, your prospects aren’t much better, with this industry coming in at a close second. If you want to feel the safest at work, you might want to look for a job in financial and insurance services, as they’re among the safest jobs in the country, with only 620 injuries and no fatalities in 2016.


The dangerous job ranking was determined by the number of deaths per 100,000 workers and the compensation claims per 1,000 workers.


Over the past few years, the most dangerous industries have remained fairly consistent, however, mining dropped one place from sixth to seventh and jobs in gas, water and waste services jumped from ninth place to fifth in the last year.


The jobs making up the top three most dangerous industries contribute to a whopping 69 per cent of the country’s fatalities.

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Sadly, since 2003, 3,414 Australians have lost their lives at work making life and income protection insurance a necessary safety net to protect not only your own financial well-being but also that of your family.


Experts have also warned that sole traders and independent contractors aren’t always covered under worker’s compensation like other employees are, and should consider income protection as a security net.


If you think it will never happen to you, take a moment to think about the construction worker that was recently killed while operating a cherry picker on the Gold Coast or the woman who lost a large chunk of her scalp in a shearing shed accident in NSW.


Do you work in one of Australia’s most dangerous professions? Or do you just want some extra peace of mind if something does happen to you and you’re unable to work for an extended period of time? Talk to Sarina Insurance about life and income insurance protection today!