Allowed traumatic fatalities by year of death

Every year there are Ontarians who die due to a work-related traumatic injury.  Over the past 10 years, 92 per cent of all traumatic fatality claims were from men, mostly between the ages of 55 and 59. In 2020, Construction, Transportation and Warehousing, Manufacturing, “Administration, Services to Buildings, Dwellings and Open Spaces” and Agriculture accounted for over 75 per cent of these traumatic workplace incidents.

For Schedule 1 businesses in 2020, 62 people lost their lives because of a traumatic workplace fatality. 

From 2011 to 2020, the following age groups, and gender had the highest traumatic fatality percentages:

  • Age groups: 55 to 59 (12%), 50 to 54 (11%), 45 to 49 (11%), 40 to 44 (10%), 25 to 29 (10%) 
  • Gender: Men (92%)

In 2020 the following industries has the highest traumatic fatality percentages:

  • Construction (32%), Transportation and Warehousing (16%), Manufacturing (11%), Administration, Services to Buildings, Dwellings and Open Spaces (10%), Agriculture (6%)
To view
or historical and supplementary data, please go to Open Data Downloads.


Data in By the Numbers: 2020 WSIB Statistical Report may not match previously published results. This is due to factors such as data maturity, updated definitions and methodologies, and rounding. Data in By the Numbers is matured three months, with the exception of benefit payments, which represents cash paid during the year, to or on behalf of people injured at work and are not matured three months following year-end. Percentages may not add up due to rounding.